MEET THE JUDGES

San Diego Spirits Festival

International Bottle Competition

Andrew Faulkner - Spirits Expert Consultant to the Spirits Industry

Brian Christensen - Founder Artisan Spirit Magazine

Philip Dobard - Director of The Cocktail Collection

Rick Levy - Tequila Aficionado

Alex Perez - Tequila Aficionado

Mike Morales - Tequila Aficionado

Jim Johnston - Tequila Aficionado

Dave Dinius - Tequila Aficionado

Christine Crnek- Founder & Co-inventor at (Neat) Arsilica, Inc.

Eric Zandona - Tequila Aficionado

Bryce Taylor - Tequila Aficionado

Jason Silverman - Tequila Afficionado

Irina Ponomarenko - BNIC Cognac Educator -Wine Educator

Wendy Hodges - Spirits Expert Chilled Magazine

Hayden Stewart - Media Strategist | Journalist | WSET 3 Sommelier

Crawford McCarthy - Principal - The Best Ceats freelance spirits writer

Rich Manning - Writer, Blogger, all round expert

Sean Hallman - Distiller Spirits Judge

Chris Tunstall- Co-Founder A Bar Above

Erin Rea - Beverage Consultant & Spirits Specialist

Jesse Nevarez - Wine & Spirit Professional

Paul Garduño - Tequila Expert

John Fluke - Placed for Success

Dennis Morales - Beverage Development Expert

Rob Harrah - A Bar Above Mixologist - Course Developer

Jay Ojeda

Cecil Jay Ojeda III - Spirits Expert, Judge

Eric Rimmele - Wine & Spirit Professional