Peter Lowry was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland - and after working in Toronto and Glasgow - he settled in Wellington, enticed and inspired by the vibrant culinary scene. He's the bartender behind the Hawthorn Lounge and ever since the inception of the Wellington Hospitality Capital Awards, Peter and the bar have won each time they were eligible. When asked about his favourite cocktail Peter says "I enjoy making bespoke drinks for customers keeping their palate at the forefront."
Curious about rum? Then don’t miss Peter Lowry, Diplomatico Rum’s New Zealand ambassador, who will take you through an informative session on everything there is to know about rum. From its history and role in classic cocktails like the mojito, through to using local and seasonal ingredients to create competition-winning rum cocktails – you’ll leave convinced that, for whatever the occasion, there’s always RUM.