Amanda Victoria is an award-winning spirits educator and judge regarded for her palate, as well as lifestyle approach to alcohol education with 15 years in the spirits business. In 2018, Amanda launched Aperitif Hour, a wine & spirits communication and education company based in New York.......

Bill Codman is known as a seasoned and accomplished bar/restaurant veteran with 20 years of experience in the spirits industry. A former Diageo Master of Whiskey, Bill has also worked as a beverage director and manager. His passion for wine has taken him to Burgundy......

Best American Brand Ambassador, two-time Golden Spirit Award winner at Tales of the Cocktail, James Beard-honored mixologist boasting TV appearances on Top Chef Masters and Next Iron Chef America certainly makes for exciting times for London-born Charlotte Voisey. Charlotte speaks at major industry events and......

Douglas Kragel has more than 15 years of experience in the spirits industry. Douglas has been a Diageo Master of Whiskey and has also served as the George Dickel National Ambassador. His career has also included bartending, bar management and sales. He has a General......

Ewan Morgan boasts an impressive 28 year career in the spirits industry. A former Master of Whisky, Ewan has served as the National Director of Diageo’s Masters of Whisky program. His career spans from Maltman and chemical analysis in a Speyside Distillery to online marketing......

Jonathan Pogash, “The Cocktail Guru,” is one of the most premiere cocktail consultants and bartenders for restaurants and spirit companies. With offices in New England and NYC, Jonathan’s signature cocktails can be seen and enjoyed in many of North America’s most upscale cocktail lounges and......

Hennessy National Ambassador In his constant pursuit for the perfect cocktail, Jordan Bushell joined the Hennessy team in 2010 as the US Ambassador of Mixology and Brand Education. Travelling all around the globe to discover new flavors and techniques, he brings his knowledge, experience and......

Known as an agave evangelist and a true gentleman, Jorge Raptis impresses, improves and inspires everyone he meets. As Diageo’s National Educator for Latin Spirits, Jorge excels in his passion for sharing the knowledge of spirits through conversations that generate excitement and appreciation for the......

HENDRICK’S GIN U.S. AMBASSADOR William Grant & Sons is pleased to announce the appointment of Sebastien Derbomez to the role of U.S. National Ambassador for Hendrick’s Gin.  In this post, Sebastien (also known as Seb), is responsible for bringing the unusual and curious Hendrick’s Gin......

Brand Ambassador, Reyka A New Jersey guy for most of his life, Trevor graduated from Rutgers with a degree in Information Technology. He played baseball into his 20’s, worked in the pharmaceutical industry, and has even been a high school substitute teacher. But his true......

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Amanda Victoria

Anthony Bohlinger

Brent Lamberti

Bryan Dayton

Carleton McCoy

Chad Michael George

Charlotte Voisey

Chris Keating

Connie Baker

Costin Tarsoaga

Daniel Munger

Dante Reesman

Dave Matthews

David Alan

Eliza Hoar

Erin Noorlun

Jess Graber

Jim Butchart

Jim Meehan

Jim Ryan

Jimmy Yeager

John “JC” Clark

Jonathan Pogash

Jordan Buchell

Jordan Stielow

Julie Reiner

Justin Haas

Kevin Galaba

Kim Haasarud

Lisa Frost

Mark Stoddard

Matt Shifrin

Matt Zubrod

Mattias Horseman

Meagan Sacher

Mitch Bechard

Nathan Damstra

Patrick Flanigan

Rae “Chewie” Raymond

Rob Dietrich

Robert Pallone

Ron Cooper

Ryan Sterling

Sean Kenyon

Sebastien Derbomez

Sergio Garcia

Steph Davis

Stephen Gaache

Steve Olson

Tad Carducci

Trevor Schneider

William Golde

Zach Bowersock

and many more!

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