WHISKIES OF THE WORLD

OFFICIAL JUDGE

Russ Kempton

Certified Specialist of Spirits & Owner of Speaking of Grapes and Grains LLC

Russ Kempton has been in the alcoholic beverage industry for over 35 years in sales, marketing and management. Today he is the owner of Speaking of Grapes and Grains LLC – a company which educates, entertains, and consults on all aspects of alcoholic beverages.

Having traveled all around the world, learning from the masters of the distillery business, and participated in over 2,100 live and virtual distilled spirits, wine and beer events, Russ offers to take you on a educational journey to share his knowledge and experiences with you. From American whiskey tastings to Scotch whisky tastings to wine pairing dinners, from seminars to hands on training, Russ is considered to be the distilled spirits Ambassador at Large throughout the United States.