• Fred Minnick

    Wall Street Journal best-selling author Fred Minnick wrote the award-winning Whiskey Women: The Untold Story of How Women Saved Bourbon,  Scotch and Irish Whiskey as well as Bourbon Curious: A Simple Tasting Guide  for the Savvy Drinker. Minnick writes about whiskey for Covey RiseWhisky  Advocate, and Whisky magazines. He is the “bourbon authority” for the  Kentucky Derby Museum and regularly appears in the mainstream media,  including CBS This MorningEsquireForbes, and NPR.

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  • Christine Sismondo

    A National Magazine award-winning writer, Christine Sismondo has contributed  to The Toronto Star for 15 years, as well as a number of other national and local  publications. She is also the author of Mondo Cocktail: A Shaken and Stirred  History, a history of cocktails and spirits and America Walks into a Bar: A  Spirited History of Taverns and Saloons, Speakeasies and Grog Shops, a book in  which she tries to change the way the world looks at their local.

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  • Adam McDowell

    Adam McDowell is the resident booze expert for the National Post and CTV’s The Social, and is the author of Drinks:  A User’s Guide (Tarcher Perigee). He lives in Toronto.

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  • Mark Bylok

    Mark Bylok is co-host of The Whisky Topic podcast, author of The Whisky Cabinet, and publisher of whsky.buzz focusing on whisky culture and whisky reviews. Mark’s book became a best seller in 2015 selling through its first addition in weeks. The book is helps consumers with selecting whiskies for the perfect whisky cabinet collection.

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  • Davin de Kergommeaux

    Davin de Kergommeaux is the author of the award-winning book,Canadian Whisky: The Portable Expert, the definitive guide to Canadian whisky. An independent whisky expert, de Kergommeaux has been writing about, talking about, and teaching about whisky for nearly twenty years. His book presents first-hand knowledge of every significant Canadian distillery, past and present, based on site visits, interviews, and extensive research, all founded in six university years of studying of whisky grains. He is the founder, and head judge for the Canadian Whisky Awards, and publishes comprehensive notes about Canadian whiskies on canadianwhisky.org. His writing and tasting notes appear regularly in Whisky Magazine and various lifestyle publications. De Kergommeaux has also contributed to or co-authored four other books about whisky, and two about spirits and cocktails. Follow him on twitter and instagram @Davindek.

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