FOUNDER, Shane McKnight
THE TOP HAT TEAM
Shane McKnight first started bartending at the onset of a culinary renaissance of chef-owned restaurants in San Francisco in 1997. While serving batched agave margaritas alongside world-famous chef Joseph Manzare at an Academy Awards afterparty in Los Angeles in 2007, McKnight was inspired to cultivate more batched cocktail programs for bars, restaurants, stadiums, events and larger venues using local produce, craft spirits and intense color from both foraged and imported botanicals.
In 2015, we commissioned master bottlers Scott Hawley & Bob Baccioco to professionally handcraft, batch, bottle, label and ship our products all over the world.
Talented craft bartenders and chef owned restaurants have created dynamic cocktail culture and a powerful demand for craft cocktail experiences on a massive scale. We were inspired to start cultivating handcrafted mixers, syrups & batching concentrates that would meet that demand without sacrificing quality of ingredients.
Since then, we have been blessed and honored to share the energy and ease of Top Hat Provisions with our fans at their home bar. All of our handcrafted mixers, batching concentrates are now available to you, directly to your doorstep.