For 8 years, Sammy has worked just about every possible industry position—from bar back to general manager. Previously, he had studied Elementary Education at Belmont University before fully diving into spirits. When our very own Baker Hoffman approached him about the potential opportunity to work with ANGEL’S ENVY, he agreed immediately.

I love the look on a person’s face when you present them with the perfect cocktail.

He describes what keeps him passionate about bartending: “I love the look on a person’s face when you present them with the perfect cocktail. I’m excited about being able to do hands-on training with different bars and restaurants, and helping them develop cocktails.” Though his interest is broader than just new cocktails, “Looking back at all of the classic cocktails that have fallen by the wayside but are being revived and revisited today is extremely interesting to me.”

While Sammy wasn’t initially a big bourbon drinker, Angel’s Envy changed his mind. “It was the first bourbon that I really enjoyed.”

In his spare time, Sammy enjoys spending time with his girlfriend and their daughter. He also likes woodworking, running, biking, and of course, sipping on good bourbon. Look for him at Angel’s Envy events in or around Nashville. He’ll be happy to say “Hi!”