WHISKIES OF THE WORLD
Senior Account Executive JVS Imports
SF World Spirits Competition Judge
A true passion for spirits and the stories behind them has connected the varied roles Summer-Jane Bell has ridden in the wild west of the Bar Industry. It started with ten years of bar tending, moved into four years as a brand ambassador, and now three years in distributor sales for JVS Imports. Other enterprises running concurrently are a decade of leadership positions in the United States Bartenders’ Guild, Co-founding the TrophyCocktail mobile app, and now Creative Director at Hello Stranger Bar in Oakland. She is exhilarated to take part in Spirits judging for the American Distilling Institute, San Francisco World Spirits Competition and Whiskies of the World 2020! She has led seminars at Tales of the Cocktail, USBG Leadership Conferences, and most recently Bar Convent Brooklyn, among many others. Even when she’s not working you’ll most likely find her in her natural habitat: a favorite local bar.