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Casey Wallin

Youngs Market Company
Mixologist
My Name is Casey Wallin and I’m the Mixologist for Young’s Market Company in Arizona. After spending 10 years in the fashion industry as a global makeup artist for MAC cosmetics, I was ready for a change. I knew that I needed to be doing something that was highly creative and art driven but wasn’t sure what that was just yet. I got a job bartending to pay for and allow the schedule flexibility to support my traveling habit. Little did I know that I would fall in love with spirits, cocktails and the whole hospitality industry at large. So I moved to New York City in hopes of expanding my knowledge and to increase the competition level so I could grow faster. My career and further education in NYC started at Hakkasan where I wrote the spirit bible and helped to create the “classics” section of the menu. In 2012 I won GQ and Bombay Sapphire’s most imaginative bartender for New York and took second place in the national competition in Las Vegas. That same year I won the Bacardi Legacy competition for New York and took second runner up in the national finals in Miami. In 2013 I was a top 5 National finalist for Cochon US tour Pig and Punch competition. In 2014 I was a top five finalist for the JP Wiser rye competition, and was back as a top ten finalist for the Bacardi Legacy national finals in New York City. During my time in New York City my cocktails were featured in many publications including Zagat, A.M. New York, Town & Country (top 20 summer cocktails), Thirstynyc.com, Thrillist, Tasting Table NYC, NY Times, Village Voice, and Market Watch Magaine. Most recently I completed 106 cocktail programs in metro phoenix in 2015.


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