Eric Zandona


The American Distilling Institute

Eric Zandona is director of spirits information at the American Distilling Institute, a staff writer for Distiller magazine, and founder of He has authored, edited and contributed to six books on distilled spirits, including The Bourbon Bible and The Tequila Dictionary.

Zandona serves as a "Tequila Jockey" for Tequila Aficionado's web-series Sipping off the Cuff, and regularly speaks about spirits to consumers, producers and regulators, both in the US and internationally.

In 2017, Zandona began an year-long residency in Oaxaca learning about Mexican gin, rum, whiskey, and agave spirits. Today, he and his family live in Vancouver, Washington.

Eric Zandona