Matt Jones

Bartender, Beverage Director, Producer
Matt Jones

Toronto

About Matt Jones

Matt has been working within the beverage alcohol industry for nearly 20 years as bartender, mixologist, educator and consultant, so it’s no surprise that Matt’s passions also include cocktails, culinary, hospitality, and travel. Known to many as the “Whisk(e)y Chef,” Matt travels coast to coast across Canada preaching the gospel of whisk(e)y and spreading his love of the Beam Suntory family of whiskies, including Bourbon, Canadian, Irish, (2010-2017) and now Scotch and Japanese Whisky.

My Venues

Accolades

  • “Icons of Whisky” nominee, World Whisky Ambassador, and American Whiskey Ambassador of the Year 2016
    Whisky Magazine
  • American Whiskey Ambassadors the Year 2017
    Whisky Magazine

    Behind the Scenes

    What an experience at
    "What an experience at @shokuninyyc for my last night in Calgary! Thanks so much @flyingdutchwhiskyman for introducing me to Chef Darren McLean. Mad respect. The man runs a tight kitchen. Every dish. Every cocktail. Perfection. Thanks to Bartender Evan ☘️for the killer Toki cocktails! #otsukaresama #kanpai . . . . . . . @suntorytoki #toki #japanese #whisky #shokunin #sushi #clagary #yyc #ambassadorlife #beamsuntory #wateroflife #usquebaugh #uiscebeatha #iheartwhisky #whiskyfest #whiskychef #whiskyfabric #brandambassador #whiskyambassador #worldwhisky #worldwhiskEy #bartender #cheers #slainte #kanpai"
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    What an experience at
    "What an experience at @shokuninyyc for my last night in Calgary! Thanks so much @flyingdutchwhiskyman for introducing me to Chef Darren McLean. Mad respect. The man runs a tight kitchen. Every dish. Every cocktail. Perfection. Thanks to Bartender Evan ☘️for the killer Toki cocktails! #otsukaresama #kanpai . . . . . . . @suntorytoki #toki #japanese #whisky #shokunin #sushi #clagary #yyc #ambassadorlife #beamsuntory #wateroflife #usquebaugh #uiscebeatha #iheartwhisky #whiskyfest #whiskychef #whiskyfabric #brandambassador #whiskyambassador #worldwhisky #worldwhiskEy #bartender #cheers #slainte #kanpai"
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    Had the absolute honour and
    "Had the absolute honour and privilege to spend the day in the warehouses at Laphroaig picking the cask samples for tomorrow mornings Laphroaig Day sampling with these legends! @cooleygba @danwhiskywoolley @simonbrooking @laphroaigjohn. Wish I could tell you what they were...there is of course a range of ages and cask finishings...no spoilers! But there are all phenomenal! Learned so much about what John looks for in a fully mature Laphroaig. We went to almost every warehouse and sampled over 20+ barrels to narrow it down...what an experience! Cannot wait for tomorrows festivities! . . . . . . #feisile #feisile2018 #whiskyfest #whisky #laphroaig #islay #wateroflife #uiscebeatha #usquebaugh #iheartwhisky #peatsmoke #whiskychef #scotch #singlemalt #brandambassador #worldwhiskey #scotland #bartender #cheers #slainte"
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    So excited to be headed back
    "So excited to be headed back to Islay for my first ever Fèis Ìle! I cannot wait to meet all the devoted fans of Bowmore and Laphroaig! I’ll be pouring cocktails with the one and only @danwhiskywoolley on Tuesday and at Bowmore on Wednesday!Also excited to sample@this years festival bottlings especially Cairdeas 2018 with @simonbrooking @laphroaigjohn! Then a trip around Islay before heading to Ireland to visit my mum @eibhlin.ni.chonaill in Dublin and Kilbeggan in Westmeath with @cooleygba! #wonderfulweekofwhiskEy. . . . .#whiskytraveller #worldwhiskywhiskeywhisky #islay #feisile #whiskyfest #brandambassador #ambassadorlife #bowmore #laphroaig #singlemalt #scotch #scotland #beamsuntory"
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    Much respect @coqtale from
    "Much respect @coqtale from @sticksstonesyxe very progressive cocktail program! Love the split base Laphroaig Sazerac, wish I took a picture was too good just knocked it back! Great time presenting Auchentoshan to some potential New Malt Order Bartenders! Looking forward to your submissions! Caption contest! First slide looks like I am saying a prayer blessing the Single Malt...what would your caption be? Best caption by Friday gets an Auchentoshan Lowlands hat sent your way! . . . . . . . . . #newmaltorder #cocktails #whiskycocktails #cocktailcompetition #drinkspiration #mixology #bartenders #bartenderlife #whisky #singlemalt #scotch #wateroflife #usquebaugh #uiscebeatha #iheartwhisky #whiskyfest #whiskychef #whiskyfabric #brandambassador #whiskyambassador #worldwhisky #worldwhiskEy #bartender #auchentoshan #distilleddifferent #beamsuntory #cheers #slainte"
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