Ryan (aka Mr. Lyan) is one of the most respected and celebrated bartenders in the world today. He started his career in kitchens but quickly made the move to behind the bar, motivated by a need to interact with the people he was catering to. He worked across all areas of the hospitality industry, while at the same time studying fine art, biology and then philosophy. He led the team at Bramble, Edinburgh, while still completing his master’s degree, ran the lab and drinks development at 69 Colebrooke Row, and was creative director of Purl and the Worship Street Whistling Shop in London. In 2011 he launched ‘Mr. Lyan’ group. White Lyan, the first cocktail bar in the world to feature no perishable ingredients, was awarded ‘Best New International Cocktail Bar’ at the 2014 Tales of the Cocktail, closely followed by Dandelyan in 2018. The group now includes Lyaness, Super Lyan and Cub, as well as partnerships and a string of world-class restaurants across the UK. He is a multi-award-winning speaker, author and noted pioneer and explorer of sustainability and social enterprise.