Andy Griffiths moves to Singapore’s Idlewild

31st January, 2019 by Melita Kiely

New Zealand-born bartender Andy Griffiths has moved to Singapore to join new bar Idlewild as head of operations and creative.

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Andy Griffiths has been appointed head of operations and creative at Singapore’s Idlewild

Taking up the position of head of operations and creative when Idlewild opens on 20 February, Griffiths will be responsible for everything from drinks creations to music programming, ensuring every aspect of the bar gives consumers an experience akin to that of the 1940s and 1950s.

In his most recent position, Griffiths worked as head of mixology at The Speakeasy Group in Australia, which owns the likes of Eau de Vie, Boilermaker House, Mjølner and Nick & Nora’s.

Griffiths has also worked as cocktail curator at Melbourne’s Cookie and was named global cocktail champion and brand ambassador for Angostura in 2011.

He was also nominated for the ALIA (Australian Liquor Industry Awards) Australian bartender of the year accolade in 2018.

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