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Cosmin Tigroso

Head Bartender at Vintry & Mercer

Cosmin Tigroso started his journey in the industry at the age of 15 in Italy, where he attended Ipssar Armando Perotti [Technical of tourism services, hospitality]. Tigroso moved to London in 2012, where he worked as a bartender for One Canada Square Restaurant & Bar, and later on HIX Restaurants. 

Tigroso then went ahead and became head bartender at the North Audley Cantine. Over the years, Cosmin Tigroso has made his mark in the drinking scene in London, working for Edition, The Scotch Malt Whiskey Society, Nine Lives, Issho-ni, and now, Vintry & Mercer. In 2016, Tigroso was recognized as one of the 5 UK mixing stars for the Disaronno mixing star. He was also a UK World Class semi-finalist in 2017 and 2018.