Dennis Tamse

Beverage Expert

One of the core beliefs of the Nolet family is that there’s no point making the perfect spirit if you don’t understand how it’s going to be used. That’s why the other half of the equation – the bartenders, the current cocktail trends, and the tastes, flavours and experiences people are seeking – is so…

One of the core beliefs of the Nolet family is that there’s no point making the perfect spirit if you don’t understand how it’s going to be used. That’s why the other half of the equation – the bartenders, the current cocktail trends, and the tastes, flavours and experiences people are seeking – is so crucial to them. That’s where Distillery Ambassador Dennis Tamse comes in. Dennis has been holding up the bar in one way or another for the last 23 years, in fact there are few people who understand the international bar scene quite like him. His passion for the job began when a friend enlisted his help at his bar. Dennis stepped in behind the bar that day in 1990 and, you could say, he has never really stepped out.

 

To say he became fascinated with this world would be an understatement. His love for the art of bartending and the different cocktail creations he started to discover inspired him to begin travelling the world, soaking up information, exploring and learning about different spirits and distilling techniques along the way. Unsurprisingly it wasn’t long before his thirst for knowledge led him to become a recognised specialist on the subject.

 

However, Dennis’s first love will always be the job of bringing the bar to life, “for me being a bartender isn’t just about making great cocktails, you play many different roles, depending what your audience is after – does the lady at the bar waiting for her friends need special attention, does the man on a date need to impress, no matter the situation it’s my job to make it a night to remember.”

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