Delegate Profile

Hannah Lanfear

Job TitleDirector

Company NameThe Mixing Class


Hannah Lanfear is one of the key Spirits Educators at the Wine & Spirit Education Trust in London and additionally is the founder of The Mixing Class, a company dedicated to education within the drinks industry with a focus on fostering diversity and socially responsible hiring practices.

Clocking in at 20 years of service to the cocktail & spirits industry, her journey took her from a teenager pulling pints and pouring rum in a harbour-side tavern in Cornwall, to making fancy drinks for the cognoscenti in some of the world’s elite bars.

She has managed and trained bar teams (Milk & Honey, Bungalow 8, Boisdale), passing down her skills from her mentors to her mentees; consulted on bar openings (Nimb Copenhagen, GloGlo’s); travelled the world as a global brand ambassador experiencing bar culture the globe over; as well as working for a distillery managing the sales, marketing and exports of a brand (Jensen’s Gin).

She has written articles for industry press (Imbibe, Bar Life, Class, Drinks World Asia, Standart); been featured in many publications and media (Kanpai, Evening Standard, Time Out, Gaz Regan’s Annual Manual, BBC One, Wallpaper); was a member of the Tanqueray Ten Martini Guild; winner of the London heat of Bartender Mastermind; and GVine’s Gin Connoisseurs’ Programme World Finalist 2013.

She has spoken on various topics between spirits and diversity at Tales of the Cocktail New Orleans, and Tales on Tour in Edinburgh, Brooklyn Bar Convent, Berlin Bar Convent, and hosts the Drink.Up Experiments, and is also the UK Educator for Armagnac.

Conference Sessions

  • Marginal Gains

    02 Jul 2019, 12:15 - 13:00, The Tasting Room

    You have a swanky bar and a killer list, plenty of customers through the doors, but your bottom line is not what it should be. Are your margins working hard eno...

    • Language: English
  • Armagnac Masterclass

    02 Jul 2019, 13:00 - 13:30, Wine & Spirit Education Trust (G140)

    Join UK Armagnac Educator Hannah Lanfear for an exploration of the historic French brandy, Armagnac. With Armagnac cocktails featuring on cocktail menus in the ...

    • Language: English