London, 9th August 2017:
Ahead of the International Wine & Spirit Competition’s Annual Awards Banquet, the much-anticipated shortlist for the Spirits Communicator of the Year Award, sponsored by Chivas Brothers, has been announced. Made up of five renowned industry experts, this crème-de-la-crème of the spirits world have a collective 77 years under their belts of educating the public in their favourite subject matter.
The winner will be announced at the Annual Awards Banquet on the 15th November, and this year’s shortlisted individuals are as follows:
- Neil Ridley & Joel Harrison – Renowned drinks writers and commentators, best-known for their unwavering passion for fine spirits and cocktails
- Dave Broom – 12-time revered spirits author, journalist and educator. Lover of all spirits, with a particular penchant for whisky thanks to his staunch Glaswegian roots
- Olivier Ward – Gin aficionado, and co-founder of Gin Foundry – a compendium of gin information and commentary. Well-recognised as the resident gin expert on popular Channel 4 programme, Sunday Brunch
- Amanda Victoria – Described as ‘the face of elegant drinking’, with a background in bartending and a revivalist of the aperitif. Communications Director at The Scotch Malt Whisky Society and founder of popular drinks blog, Aperitif Hour
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