International wine &
spirit competition

People

Bernhard Schäfer

Bernhard Schäfer
Position

Spirits Brand Ambassador (Germany)

Contact

bernd@die-klausur.de

Bernhard Schäfer first started his career in the drinks business in 1985; he began specialising in selling spirits, and started giving lectures in 1988. He judges at several competitions worldwide, and has been judging spirits at the IWSC since 1997. Schäfer was made a Keeper of the Quaich in 1996 and a Master of the Quaich in 2007, recognising his active role in Scotch Whisky.

Nowadays, Schäfer works as a German spirits writer, educator and consultant in Germany.