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  • JORDAN BUSHELL

    JORDAN BUSHELL

    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 passion when crafting cocktails for Hennessy Cognac. Since joining the…

  • Edward Hamilton

    Edward Hamilton

    After more than a decade spent sailing the Caribbean in search of the finest examples of the distiller’s art, Edward Hamilton published Rums of the Eastern Caribbean, The Complete Guide to Rum and the Ministry of Rum website – just Google rum. He has shared his research on the pages of Caribbean Travel and Life,…

  • DOUG REED

    DOUG REED

    Born and raised in Kansas, Doug Reed has had a 25 year history in the Tabletop/Home Décor Industry.  Following his graduating from the University of Kansas in 1988, Doug worked as a sales agent representing some of the most iconic and prestigious brands in the tabletop/home décor world. Lalique, Portmeirion Potteries, Royal Doulton, Faberge, Charles…

  • DAVID JOHNSON

    DAVID JOHNSON

    Originally, hailing from Southeastern New Mexico, David M. Johnson has been all over the World as a journeyman adult-beverage professional. From independent bespoke cask single malt whisky and rum broker to wine negociant and agent, brand consultant, and leading sommelier. He is a passionate wine and spirits histographer, articulate story-teller and good-humored bon vivant who…

  • CSABA “CHUBBY” OVEGES

    CSABA “CHUBBY” OVEGES

    Assistant Food & Beverage Director at The Little Nell, is as well known for his knowledge of wine, spirits and fine dining as he is for his unwavering charm. Originally from Hungary, he graduated from the College of Commerce and Hospitality in Budapest with a major in Hotel Management and Hospitality minor. An Advanced Sommelier,…

  • CLAIRE NEEDHAM

    CLAIRE NEEDHAM

    Claire Needham is the sole U.S. representative for Lillet, the quintessential French Aperitif from Bordeaux (1872). As the official face of this iconic French brand, Claire’s duties include touring the U.S. sharing the story of Lillet, teaching the art of apéritif, and showcasing the versatility of Lillet in both classic and contemporary cocktails.

  • CHARLOTTE VOISEY

    CHARLOTTE VOISEY

    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 has created cocktails on menus across the world including New…

  • CHAD MICHAEL GEORGE

    CHAD MICHAEL GEORGE

    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, he moved to Denver in 2012 and has no plans…

  • BRIDGET ALBERT

    BRIDGET ALBERT

    Southern Wine & Spirits, National Director of Education “Market-Fresh Mixology” Author Bridget is an advocate for seasonal, fresh recipes with bold flavor. She designs cocktails for top National Accounts. Bridget is the co-author of “Market Fresh Mixology”. She has won numerous awards and honorable mentions in U.S.B.G. and Bellagio classic cocktail competitions. This includes 1st…

  • ANTHONY BOHLINGER

    ANTHONY BOHLINGER

    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, and become a national finalist for GQ’s Most Imaginative Bartender…