Those of you who've been to any of our events (think Ledbury Hunt/Gather, parties in the store or just a pop-up happy hour), may recognize Mattias and the guy behind the bar serving up the perfect cocktail for the occasion. You may also know him as the the former co-owner and bartender of Heritage, one of Richmond's most popular restaurants. Earlier this year, Mattias started a new venture and opened up The Jasper, a cocktail bar that has quickly gotten the attention of cocktail connoisseurs across the country.

If you weren’t a bar owner, what would you be?

I’d love to figure out another craft one day; metal or woodworking, something hands-on that I can obsess over.

What advice would you give your 20-year-old self?

Shut up, keep your head down, work hard. Read more.

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

I think some combination of stay-at-home dad where I also get paid to fish and hike for a living. Though someone, somewhere probably already is getting paid for that through Instagram somehow.

Find out more about The Jasper here. Shop The Tamarack Stripe here. Photos by Kate Magee.

March 29, 2018 — Jason Deitz