Rich Woods is one of the world’s most exciting bartenders. He’s also the Global Head of Drink Development at Orange Brands Management, overseeing the company’s constantly evolving drinks program. His creative ideas have resulted in new brands and drinks, such as the Nutella Negroni. His drinks are poured at some of London’s most popular restaurants, including Sushi Samba and Duck and Waffle.
As an award-winning bartender and drinks consultant, Rich Woods is known for his avant-garde style of mixology and bold combinations. His intrepid approach to flavour exploration has earned him international recognition and acclaim. He has helped shape cocktail menus at some of the city’s leading bars, including Gold in Notting Hill.
In addition to being an award-winning bartender, Rich Woods is also an entrepreneur. He owns Scout, a cocktail bar in Hackney, London. It’s also the headquarters of his drink and bar creative design consultancy, Weapons & Toys. Before starting his own business, Woods worked as the Global Head of Drink Development at Orange Brands Management, where he was responsible for the drinks in the company’s iconic restaurants.