Denver Brand Ambassador – Santa Teresa 1796 Bartender – Green Russell Experience 2 years of bartending experience Achievements Red Rocks Community College CU Denver Business School Pernod Ricard BarSmarts Interests Cocktails Snowboarding Live music Travel IG handle – @boozenerd...

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.......

Sailor Jerry East Coast Ambassador   Having worked in the hospitality industry for nearly a decade, Anthony Bohlinger began his career bartending in Hoboken, New Jersey in 2009. Since then he has opened over 30 restaurant/bars, received a James Beard Award for Outstanding Bar Program,......

Central Region Manager – KEEL Vodka 10+ years in the craft beer and spirits industry Favorite mountain to Snowboard at – Aspen Snowmass Favorite Apres Cocktail – A KEEL Mule…or 10...

Chad Michael George is the founder of Proof Productions, a Denver-based event production, restaurant and spirits brand consulting group. He is also the former President and current Treasurer of the Colorado Bartenders Guild and the current President of EatDenver. Born and raised in St. Louis,......

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......

Dave Schmier is a serial entrepreneur focusing on the spirits business. With roots in the  service side of business Dave founded Marketing Promotion agency, The Idea Foundation in early 90’s to promote national beverage brands with entertainment based brand programs..  Clients includes Absolut, Vodka,Alize, Captain......

Donald Short is the Founder & Managing Partner of New Artisan Spirits, Inc, makers of ROXOR Artisan Gin.  Along with partner and James Beard-awarded Chef Robert Del Grande, they have developed a uniquely approachable, modern gin. Mr. Short is a former International CEO for The......

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......

GREG WEISS “The only value we have as human beings are the risks we’re willing to take” -Create Your Culture- #pursuehappiness #ilegal #loveyourneighbor #behindthesticksince96...

Joelle Coons has been a sales representative for Denver’s A.D. Laws Whiskey for over three years and an American whiskey enthusiast for at the better part of a decade. Her passion in this field stems from the historical significance (and deliciousness) of bourbon in particular.......

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......

Lilay is the Colorado market manager at Craft Imports, representing a portfolio of Japanese artisanal whisky, sake and craft beer. Her brands include Mars Distillery, Akashi Distillery, Chichibu Distillery, Kyoto Distillery, Kotsuzumi Brewery, and Coedo Brewery. With her mother’s family hailing from Japan, she is excited......

Nick Touch was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa and attended The University of Iowa where he studied Fine Art and Graphic Design, while learning to tend bar at Atlas World Grill. He moved to Denver, CO in 2004, and fell in love with 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......

Stephen A. Gould   Mr. Gould is currently the Proprietor and Master Distiller at Golden Moon Distillery, located in Golden Colorado.  Golden Moon Distillery was founded in 2008 and currently produces 20 different products which are sold in various major markets in the United States......

Tad Carducci is a lifelong bartender, award-winning mixologist, author, educator and general bon vivant, with over twenty-five years experience in the hospitality industry.  He is the National Brand Ambassador for Gruppo Montenegro USA, was a founding partner of The Tippler, a cavernous cocktail bar under......

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......

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......

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Alastair Menzies

Alex Guevara

Amanda Victoria

Anthony Bohlinger

Brent Lamberti

Bridget Albert

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

Sabato Sagaria

Sean Kenyon

Sebastien Derbomez

Sergio Garcia

Steph Davis

Stephen Gaache

Steve Olson

Tad Carducci

Tony Abou-Ganim

Trevor Schneider

William Golde

Zach Bowersock

and many more!

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