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Bernhard Schäfer

Bernhard Schäfer

Spirits Brand Ambassador (Germany)


Started his professional Spirit career behind a Cocktailbar 1985, during his studies of sociology. Some years later he began giving lectures on different spirits, mainly whisky. He became a Keeper of the Quaich in 1996 and a Master of the Quaich in 2007. He is a co-founder of ENSE (European Network of Spirit Experts). Since 2014 he is a certiefd Cognac Educator BNIC. He became a Member of the Gin Guild in 2016. Since 1997 Bernhard is a panel Member at different Spirit Competitions in Europe, and since 2010 in the US. He became a proud member of RumXP 2012. He is also a contributing Editor for several Bar and Drinks magazines in the GSA countries.