Whiskey Guardians

New York, NY

Joseph Beredino

Joseph graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications. “I have been a professional actor, singer, dancer for the majority of my professional career, performing on stages around the world. Being an actor usually means finding survival jobs between gigs. This happily led me to bartending and bar captaining high-end catering events all over Manhattan, and…Read More
Joseph Beredino

Matthew McDade

Matthew worked in a variety of positions before finding bartending. “I used to work in Sales in the UK and I also started a small promotions company called Funkalicious, where I created events in different Bars and Clubs throughout London. I then moved to America in 2012 and started my first ever bartending job in Brooklyn NY. Through bartending, managing…Read More
Matthew McDade

Mike DePaolo

With over twelve years of industry experience—nine behind the bar—Mike DePaolo was ready to serve as a Whiskey Guardian when the opportunity presented itself. He explains, “My general knowledge as a bartender lent itself very well to Angel’s Envy and brand ambassadorship. Chris Corbin (one of our other NYC Whiskey Guardians) noticed my affinity for everything whiskey, but more specifically…Read More
Mike DePaolo

Brooke Toscano

Brooke grew up in Indianapolis, where she lived until just recently, when she and her husband moved to New York. While she studied design and journalism, she eventually discovered a love for bartending. “I began running a sports bar and the program behind it. It showed me a deeper involvement and what I was truly great at. I was lucky…Read More
Brooke Toscano

Chris Corbin

  Originally from San Diego, Chris got his first bartending job in Dublin, Ireland in 2000 where he learned the traditions of the job from some of the best. He’s bartended across three continents (Ireland, Australia and North America), and he’s been in New York for 11 years. Chris describes his favorite aspect of the industry, “It’s about establishing relationships…Read More
Chris Corbin

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