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As you know if you’ve had the pleasure of visiting our little distillery, our tight-knit team is at the heart of everything we do. We’ve recently had some exciting additions to the team, so we figured we’d better introduce you to our new additions! With that in mind, please meet Raven, who recently joined the team. Read on to learn more about Raven!

Who is Raven? Or rather, WHAT is Raven? Originally hailing from the Beach Cities in California, Raven’s been everything and everywhere. She’s been an oyster shucker in a Michelin star restaurant in Los Angeles, a comic book store worker in Boston, an advertising sales representative in Hollywood, and now the Senior Tour Guide and Bartender (in training) at Stillgarden Distillery in Inchicore! What all these diverse experiences have taught her is the importance of excellent customer service, perseverance, and remembering her reusable cup when she goes to get her fourth coffee of the day to keep up with it all. 

So how’d this 🎶Blue Jean Baby, LA Lady🎶 end up in Dublin? That’s a lot of questions, but I’ll tell ya! See, Raven’s real passion is making people laugh. She went to school for this, receiving her BFA in Comedic Arts from Emerson College (Summa Cum Laude, may I add). This means she is legally funny in the state of Massachusetts, a fact she loves to tell people. 

But Raven wanted more. She wanted adventure! She wanted to learn more about what people all around the world find funny to create comedies that extend beyond cultural barriers, and what better way to learn than with MORE SCHOOL! So she packed up her bags, said goodbye to her family and friends, and moved to Dublin to pursue her master’s in Film Studies. 

And there you have it, Raven’s origins! If you book in for a gin tasting, distillery tour, or any other Stillgarden experience with Raven, expect this bubbly ray of sunshine from the Golden State to welcome you with kindness, and regale you with the fascinating history of Stillgarden and Gin (with some of her own stories in there for good measure). She’s always looking forward to meeting new people!