Jake O'Brien Murphy is a bartender currently working on "various projects". Which could be read as "Jake is professionally ambitious" or alternately "Jake supplements his income with odd jobs because London landlords are morally profligate, goat-legged highwaymen". Previously, Jake's roles have included Senior Bartender at the American Bar at The Savoy Hotel, Owner/Bartender at Present Company, as well as positions at award-winning venues such as Three Sheets and Callooh Callay. Jake has spent his entire professional career in hospitality.
During this time he has been nominated for various personal awards. All of which he didn't win. He has also worked with leading spirits brands on a number of projects including, training, cocktail creation and liquid development as well as presenting on topics such as; "Ugly Eggs.” exploring the science of flavour, "How Not To Be a W*nker” avoiding the pitfalls of the modern bartender and "When Life Gives You Lemons” exploring behavioural psychology through lemonade.
Jake writes a column for CLASS Bar Magazine as well as Essential Journal and is a returning contributor to Discard: The Zine. He also hosts an internationally ignored podcast, "Over The Bar" which isn't very good. He lives in London with his Fiancee, Flora and their dog, Milhouse.