Can answer any questions about the development of the distilling industry, from historical to technical. How historical events impacted the development of whisky in Scotland and ultimately the world. Why single malts can vary so greatly despite identical recipes and production aspects. The difference between a blended scotch and a single malt. How scotch differs from Irish whisky or American whiskey (bourbon) or Canadian whisky.
Over forty years' experience in the spirits industry beginning as a bartender for my last two years of college, on to running a package store for a couple of years. Then a distributor sales trainee and later sales manager. Then on to a liquor manufacturer, or supplier, who sold to distributors. As a supplier representative, I began conducting talks and seminars on scotch whisky. I polled the first 3000 or so people to whom I presented about what would make an ideal presentation or what questions they had I didn't cover. They put together not only a wonderful format of an informative, enjoyable event, but they also taught me what people want to know about spirits and their development.
Pretty much retired from the industry now except for occasional requests to host events and dinners.
Trade and industry publications about the development and standard practices in the spirits industry.
Bachelor of Arts, Texas Tech University, 1974. Graduate studies at University of Houston, Clear Lake City, 1984-85. Master of Whisky (one of 7 Global whisky masters) for Allied Distillers, PLC, Glasgow, Scotland, a division of Allied Domecq, PLC.
Awards and Honors
Named one of 7 global whisky masters for Allied Domecq, PLC, numerous awards within the company.
Glazer's Wholesale Distributing, Quality Beverage, Lone Star Liquor Distributors, Famous Brands, Paramount Distilling, Reliant Distributing, Sunflower Sales, Nebraska Distributing, Judge and Dolph Distributing, many, many restaurants and package stores across 35 states.