A drinks entrepreneur and artist walked into a Sydney bar and met an award-winning gin bar owner...no joke, that’s exactly how the Artisan adventure started. Whilst the business idea wasn’t quite drawn on the back of a beer mat, by the end of the discussion, and a few G&Ts later, the three had made the decision to do something about the lack of innovation in the mixer drinks category - by creating a new type of mixer which combined the “artisan” skills of an artist and a mixologist. The unorthodox beginnings of Artisan Drinks provide a strong clue to the type of business the three founders wanted to create. Steve Cooper, Alan Walsh and Mikey Enright – respectively the drinks entrepreneur, the artist and the award-winning bar owner in Sydney (did we mention it was only recently voted world’s best gin bar?) – all had one thing in common, a desire to do things differently. This led to the Artisan ethos of “Why blend in when you can stand out…” We’re very proud of the fact we’ve taken this idea from concept to creation and the result is our ever-growing range of Artisan Drinks, all made with 100% natural ingredients, offering unique flavour combinations which have been developed by Mikey to truly complement craft spirits rather than drowning them in sugar or artificial ingredients. When this is combined with Al’s outstanding illustrations, each with their own story of where the art was created, you can see the artisan spirit behind this very different type of mixer drink!