Nick Elliott was always interested in restaurants. As a kid, he always thought servers were wildly entertaining. All that changed when a teacher shared her experiences as a server, calling it the worst job she ever had. Shaken, Nick eventually moved to Washington D.C. where he worked at a non-profit organization. But he never stopped dreaming of restaurants. Eventually, he took the plunge and never looked back. “I love that you never live the same day twice in a restaurant. You never know who you’re going to meet and where that might lead,” he explains.

Eventually his work led him to Nashville, and he currently works at Whiskey Kitchen, a hip rock & roll bar where the music’s always loud. “I’m always learning something new,” Nick says. “People are my educators, and I learn so much about the world from the people that walk through the door at Whiskey Kitchen.” As much as Nick enjoys learning from his patrons, he’s also keen to educate them about spirits, particularly Angel’s Envy. “It has flavors the appeal to a wide range of tastes. It’s the perfect mix of sweet and spice, and I will never allow anyone to drink it mixed with Coke.”

Appropriately enough for someone working in a rock & roll bar, Nick’s other big passion is music. An avid drummer, he’s also hand-built every playlist at Whiskey Kitchen. In his spare time, he enjoys seeing what other Nashville restaurants have to offer. He also loves travelling, and hits the road solo every six months or so just to clear his head. The next time you’re in Nashville, look for Nick at Whiskey Kitchen and try one of their bourbon flights. Just be sure that Angel’s Envy is one of the picks.

Nick Elliott