Category: T-2017

  • David Blackmore

    David Blackmore

    Master Brand Ambassador David Blackmore leads the Glenmorangie USA educational program, exciting and educating the industry and consumers on the nuances of Glenmorangie Single Malt Scotch Whisky through tastings and events across the U.S. A native of Scotland, David is an experienced professional whisky tutor with a background at the Scotch Malt Whisky Society in…



    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 world to life while engaging directly with consumers, media,…

  • Emily Wells

    Emily Wells

    Emily Arden Wells is the Editor and Co-Founder of Gastronomista, a website dedicated to the Culture of Drink.  Gastronomista was named “Best Cocktail Blog” by Saveur Magazine in 2015, a finalist for “Best Culinary Blog” by the Taste Talks Awards in 2016, and named one of the “Best Cocktail Instagram Accounts to Follow” by Chowhound…

  • Dan Crowell

    Dan Crowell

    Dan Crowell is the Glenmorangie and Ardbeg Brand Ambassador for the Central Region of the United States. With over 25 years of spirits industry experience, Mr Crowell works to highlight the broad range of Single Malt Scotch Whisky offerings for both brands across the Central region. Dan grew up in Omaha and studied music at…

  • Alastair Menzies

    Alastair Menzies

    Alastair Menzies is Diageo Reserve’s National Educator for Scotch, a proud Scotsman born in Glasgow, who grew up not far from Kilmarnock, where Johnnie Walker opened his grocer store in 1820.

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  • Bryan Dayton

    Bryan Dayton

    Co-Owner/Beverage Director OAK at fourteenth, Acorn, Brider Bryan Dayton’s passion for beverage is reflected in his growing list of well-rounded accomplishments. A bartender with over 15 years of experience, Dayton is the Beverage Director and Co-Owner of critically acclaimed restaurants OAK at fourteenth in Boulder, Colorado, and Acorn in Denver, Colorado. In December 2015, Dayton…



    This whiskey glowed amber from the start. When volunteer firefighter Jess Graber responded to a neighbor’s barn fire down the road, he never imagined any good could come of it. But the barn he made effort to save belonged to George Stranahan, long-time liquor connoisseur. When the fire settled, the two discovered a shared passion…



    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 passion has always been in hospitality and entertainment. Trevor moved…

  • Mitch Bechard

    Mitch Bechard

    Glenfiddich Brand Ambassador, National United States Hailing originally from Edinburgh, Glenfiddich brand ambassador Mitch Bechard fell in love with the Scotch Whisky industry at a young, albeit legal, age and has been pursuing that passion ever since.  Born in Scotland to Mauritian parents, Mitch was fortunate enough to spend his youth traveling the globe with his…