Brian Murphy has been working in the food and beverage industry for over a decade. He began bussing tables in high school and moved on to bartending when he came of age. “Hospitality came naturally to me. I love to see people come together and have an enjoyable experience through food and beverages. I grew a passion for the history of spirits and how they were made working behind the bar, and attending tastings and tours of different breweries and distilleries. I couldn’t help but be drawn into this process, observing how passionate and happy the originators were. I wanted to achieve and share the same feeling.”

I love to see people come together and have an enjoyable experience through food and beverages.

When asked why he continues to work in the industry, Brian answered, “The opportunity to meet all sorts of different people from all over the world and create relationships with them. I love this industry not only because of the endless networking possibilities, but for never having a dull moment behind the bar.” We asked him about his choice to work with Angel’s Envy, and he said, “I learned about Angel’s Envy from another bartender I was working with in NYC a few years ago. The moment I tried it I fell in love with the juice. I thought it was a genius idea to finish a bourbon with Ruby Port barrels, which adds a nice well rounded-finish.”

When he’s not bartending, Brian enjoys staying active by playing golf, basketball, skateboarding and swimming. “I grew up playing piano when I was younger, but I didn’t enjoy it or think it was as “cool” as other instruments. My brother had a drum set, and I was hooked. I learned some basic beats and rudiments and call it a wrap. Music has always played a big influence in my life.” Look for Brian at Angel’s Envy events throughout San Diego, and make sure to try one of his drinks. You’ll be glad you did.