After having an office-based job and working in a number of bars in Glasgow, Robin Michie joined the Slains Castle team two years ago.
Now, the deputy manager leads a team of 12 in the popular Dracula-themed bar in Aberdeen’s city centre.
Find out how Robin got on in our round of quick fire questions below.
What’s your customer icebreaker?
Something really cheesy like ‘What do you pray for today?’ to reference that we’re in an old church.
It’s the end of your shift – what do you pour yourself?
I would pour myself a pint of Guinness and possibly Highland Park whisky.
If you were a drink, what would you be?
I think I would be a whisky highball because it has a surprising depth and it’s unexpected and possibly overlooked.
Most unusual drink request?
Someone once asked for Midori and tomato juice. I tried to force them to come up with a name for it as they were drinking it, but I think it was a dare – they were on a stag do. So ‘Please Don’t Be Sick’ was essentially what we called it.
What would the theme song to your average shift be?
Back In Black by AC/DC.
What’s in your drinks cabinet at home?
Quite a lot of different whiskies, a lot of Scottish gin and a couple of bottles of red wine.
Best food and drink pairing?
Cheese and wine every time! People always think it has to be red wine with cheese, but I find a lot of white wines go well with cheese, too.
If you were stuck on a desert island, what three drinks are there with you?
I would definitely take a gigantic keg of Guinness, and, if it’s a desert island, I suppose some rum would be ideal. And I would also take some bottles of sparkling water.
You have to make a drink to represent Aberdeen. What would that be?
Most of the people I see drink an awful lot of lager, so I think I would make a beer cocktail – some kind of punk float. I would use Dark Matter Rum so it has local booze in it.
Your favourite superhero/celebrity is at the bar.
Who is it and what do you serve them?I would pour Deadpool, Batman or Ryan Reynolds whisky and I would make them drink Guinness, too.