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Jillian Vose

The Dead Rabbit Grocery & Grog
Bar Manager
New York, NY
Jillian Vose is bar manager at The Dead Rabbit Grocery & Grog, located at 30 Water St. in historic Lower Manhattan. Named after a street gang of the era, The Dead Rabbit is the culmination of Belfast barmen Sean Muldoon and Jack McGarry’s lifelong dream. It won “World’s Best Bar” at 2015 Tales of the Cocktail, the industry’s highest accolade. Vose was instrumental in creating the bar’s third menu, which won “World’s Best Cocktail Menu” the same year. It brings to life the story of 19th century minister-turned-social activist Lewis M. Pease in 64 new and original cocktails. She recently headed the drinks development of Dead Rabbit’s 4th Edition Menu, “Resurrection”, a graphic novel told in commic form and continues to work on future menues.

Previously, Vose was bar manager at Death & Co, where she was responsible for running the bar program, including menu development and maintaining a strong staff and a well-oiled bar. At the same time, she served as a Whiskey Ambassador for Campari America, co-managing its Women & Whiskies program. She also won the 2013 Rising Stars award from Star Chefs. Vose joined Death & Co after a stint at Maison Premiere, which she was on the opening bar staff, as well as managing at Clover Club, both in Brooklyn.

At the age of 24, Vose received her Level One Court of Master Sommeliers Certificate in Boston and after a few weekend visits to New York, she knew it was where she needed to be. She subsequently took the BAR 5-Day Course. Acceptance was granted and the networking and education received from the course are still paying off to this day.

Her initiation into the world of hospitality and spirits began while working in the fine dining establishments of Elements & Jade bar at the Sanctuary Resort in Paradise Valley, Ariz. There she was introduced to fine wine, food and craft cocktails. Vose’s interest in elevated libations, technique and cuisine developed while studying Hospitality Administration at Northern Arizona University and working at Four Peaks Brewing Co. in Tempe, Ariz.

Jillian specializes in cocktail creation, bar management and bartending .

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