Matt Lawson

Lawson is a career craft cocktail bartender.  As a teenager, he started working in restaurants in the kitchen until he turned 21.  That’s when he realized his passion wasn’t behind the scenes, but rather behind the bar.  With his background in the culinary world, he creates unique cocktails approaching his drinks with the mindset of a chef.  He’s been featured in Forbes, The Food Network, and countless other publications.  He’s friends with the Russell family of Wild Turkey and friends with Francisco Alcaraz, the Master Distiller of Patrón.  And he currently runs the bar program at Whiskey Thief.

BarSmarts Certified (Pernod-Ricard)
Certified Bourbon Steward (Stave & Thief)