Chad Arnholt was once an art student at The Museum School of Boston, slinging drinks to pay the bills. Faced with the decision to choose a career—art or otherwise—he decided to break from tradition. In the spirit of brand founder Charles Tanqueray—who ditched the path his clergyman father laid out to experiment with gin—Chad chose to stay behind the bar. Approaching spirits as he would an art project, you'll now find him skillfully crafting the drink program at a red-hot bar in San Francisco.
Check out the video above to hear it from Chad himself, and raise a glass to those who decide to break from tradition.