ABOUT LIQUID CULTURE
Our mission is simple...
As leaders in the Atlanta spirits and beverage scene it's our intention to work with unique brands and individuals, to educate and serve with the highest standards and provide unforgettable experiences like no other.
why liquid culture
There's no one quite like us...
With the spirits scene exploding in Georgia we're the first and only of our kind. We're not just bartenders - we're spirits nerds who eat, sleep and drink all things booze. We're not just Atlanta-born natives who know the local scene - we're spirits marketing professionals with over 30 years of Food & Beverage experience and a corporate background in advertising, public relations, promotions & sales.
We're a new breed of spirits marketers in an ever changing city...
Whether it's advocating your brand, crafting drinkable works of art for your event, training your staff or redesigning your brand image - we do it all.
Anthony J. Porquez
As founder and head craft cocktail specialist of Liquid Culture, Porquez began his career bartending his way through college at Boston University. Despite his years working in the Los Angeles corporate world in the fields of advertising and sales bartending continued to be a constant.
Now he holds almost 20 years of experience in the food and beverage industry. Spanning from Boston, Los Angeles, Australia and locally in Athens and Atlanta, Anthony has provided top tier professional service and training to establishments of all kinds in the U.S. and abroad.
Formerly the senior bartender for the two time James Beard Award nominated cocktail bar at Holeman and Finch Public House, Porquez has contributed greatly to the success of H&F’s highly respected cocktail program. Nominated by Eater Atlanta as Top 3 out of ‘The 11 Best Cocktails in Atlanta.’ Porquez was also a finalist in Espolon Tequila’s 2015 Cocktail Fights Bartending Competition. He has been a guest bartender for Bacardi’s Street Party Portfolio Event at Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans and is a contract mixology consultant for Eagle Rock Distributors.
Furthermore, Porquez was a curriculum developer and instructor for Holeman & Finch’s Academy of Bartending and held the role of Communications & Social Media Coordinator for the Resurgens Hospitality Group whose properties consist of 5 restaurants, a specialty bottle shop, a bread company and premier catering service. It is Porquez’s intention to elevate the craft cocktail experience in Atlanta through entertainment, education, and impeccable service. Currently he is the Georgia brand manager for Brovo Spirits, Cleveland Whiskey and is the President of the United States Bartenders Guild's chapter for Atlanta.
Casey Teague revered as Atlanta’s top Whiskey expert and owner of Liquid Culture, a spirits focused consulting, marketing, education, and events company. He consults on Whiskey programs for restaurants and does marketing for local spirits brands American Spirit Whiskey, Independent Distilling Richland Rum, and Still Pond (229) Spirits.
Teague began his career working in Atlanta’s top restaurants. He found his passion for Whiskey when he opened Atlanta’s first Whiskey bar Mac McGee. Where he hosted tastings, educational seminars, coauthored The Book of Whiskey and curated collection of over 500 bottles of old and rare Whiskeys from around the world. With his expertise, he was recruited for a position that was crafted specifically for him in the Resurgens Hospitality Group and consulted as their Whiskey Specialist. Teague implemented programs such as the H&F Whiskey Society, table side Whiskey Cart service, Whiskey Concierge, reviewed Whisk(e)ys for the HFWS weekly newsletter and used his knowledge to create distinct craft cocktails.
His knowledge of spirits continues to expand as he has learned the art of fermentation and distillation. Teague consults product development and has become an aficionado of blending spirits. He has help create new and innovative spirits for the brands he works with from Rum Agricole to Biershcnaps. With his restaurant and cocktail background, he has consulted on set up and design of tasting rooms, along with cocktail menus. He uses all his experience to build and achieve brand penetration into the Atlanta market.