Leslee Macpherson, general manager

Honeywood guests who love well-crafted cocktails and homemade pickles must say hello to general manager Leslee Macpherson.

“I love making fun beverages like kombucha, shrubs, sodas and crafting cocktails,” Leslee said. “I also LOVE pickles.”

Leslee, who has worked in restaurants since she was 16, began her beer background at Cumberland Brews in Louisville, where she’s from. She’s been bar manager at Holy Grale, a Kentucky Proud and beer proud restaurant in Louisville’s Highlands neighborhood, and was promoted to general manager and beverage director at Gralehaus, Holy Grale’s sister restaurant.

“I am thrilled to have Leslee managing the restaurant,” said owner Ouita Michel. “She has a passion for food, hospitality and beverages of all kinds.”

Leslee created Honeywood’s signature cocktail list and leads restaurant and bar service staffs.

Did we mention she loves pickles? “I won a blue ribbon at the Kentucky State Fair for my spicy mixed pickles.”

Leslie lives in Lexington with her dog, Diffie.