— TOM HYLAND —
Bartender of the Month
Gosling’s Rum is pleased to present our January 2014 Bartender of the Month, Tom Hyland. A native of Western Pennsylvania, Tom has tended bar at Babes Blue Ox Lounge since it opened in 1985. Working as a builder in the spring, summer, and fall, Tom actually helped design and expand Babes when it was remodeled in 2007, adding 45 seats and offering a limited food menu for the first time. Besides being a familiar friendly face at the bar for countless skiers and boarders who frequent Babes during the winter season, Tom also bartends at all special events at Loon throughout the year – he worked at 14 weddings at the resort last year!
As head bartender at Babes, Tom designed the bar’s drink list, creating a few delicious Gosling’s Rum cocktails. A big fan of the Dark ‘n Stormy®, Tom’s favorite Gosling’s drink is his Rum Runner cocktail – a mix of Gosling’s Black Seal® Rum and hot apple cider, the perfect warming drink after a day playing on the mountain. An avid outdoorsman, Tom can found out on the slopes skiing at least three times a week during the winter, and cycles outside during the warmer months. Be sure to visit Tom at Babes the next time you ski Loon; you’ll always be welcomed with a smile and a perfectly mixed Dark ‘n Stormy.
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