tending_art3Bartenders are talented individuals, but few possess the skills to qualify as “great.” Those who attended this year’s Tales of the Cocktail were fortunate enough to sit in on world-renowned bartender, Stanislav Vadrna’s seminar. A Slovakian bartender practicing Japanese bartending, Vadrna works by the philosophy “Ichigo—Ichie,” or “one opportunity—one encounter.” Every bartender follows a different philosophy and mixes your drink a different way. What qualifications do you look for when classifying a top-notch bartender?