My name is Felice Capasso, I am a WSET certified Spirits Educator and a former bartender with a decade of experience, I began developing my curiosity for understanding aromas and flavors at an early age and soon realized this was my destiny.
I currently split my time working with my school project ‘Sesto Senso Spirits Academy’, and as a consultant for the beverage industry.
In 2013 curiosity led me to travel the world practicing my passion and learning the various techniques of bartending. For several years I traveled and lived in countries as diverse as England, Australia, the Emirates and Spain.
In each of those places I brought with me new experiences, ideas and scents.
Although my travels were not over, in 2017 I had chosen Oslo as my base, here I was running the bar operations for ‘The Thief Bar’, making it one of the best cocktail destinations in Northern Europe, and with an increasingly full baggage of experiences I started a side collaboration with ‘Bareksten Botanical Spirits’ in the roles of “Global Brand Ambassador and Director of Education”.
In this role I was managing all aspects of the growth of the brand, as well as travelling to different countries of the world to spread the love for distilled spirits, which allowed me to keep my creativity always on. Here, I learned how to take a relatively small brand and make it a successful global brand with distribution in over 40 markets, and create great brand awareness.
Being a Spirits Educator requires not only curiosity and passion but also knowledge of products and techniques, in fact in my baggage of experiences there are also years of study at major schools such as the WSET (Wine & Spirits Education Trust), The Aroma Academy, I.B.D. (Institute of Brewing and Distilling), and The Whiskey Lounge.
My motto is:
LEARN • IMPROVE • INSPIRE • REPEAT
‘‘I believe education and attitude to be the two most important growth contributors for an individual.
The first gives you the knowledge,
The second helps you to apply it rightfully…’’