Before starting Drink Tank, Michael Waterhouse served as Beverage Director for The Myriad Restaurant Group ( Tribeca Grill, Nobu, Montrachet) one of the largest restaurant and consulting companies in New York. Michael designed, set-up and implemented the beverage programs for the New York based group. He also consulted on the opening of over thirty locations, both at home and abroad including such restaurants as Nobu, (NY, Las Vegas, London), Reebok Sports Clubs, W Hotels (NY, Seattle, San Francisco), and Interstate Hotels (Pittsburgh, Boston, Memphis).

From 1997-1999, both Allied Domecq Sprits and United Distillers contracted Michael to educate consumers and restaurant employee on a variety of spirits including Makers Mark and Johnny Walkers brands.

After spending ten-years with the Myriad Restaurant Group, Michael formed Drink Tank with partner John Mautone. Drink Tank’s first project was Dylan Prime. Michael continues to consult for several liquor importers.

Michael Waterhouse has appeared on Weekend Today, The Food Network, Fox 5 and the WB 11 and has been quoted in many publications including, Time Magazine, New York Times, New York Post, Stuff Magazine, Nations Restaurant News, Razor Magazine and Cosmopolitan.

Most recently, Michael has appeared on the fine living special Raising the Bar where he displayed and discussed the history surrounding his
2,000-piece antique barware collection. In 2007, Michael was
awarded Spirits Professional of the Year from Sante Magazine.