About the Author

I joined the drinks industry in 2013.

Over the decades, I have worked in nearly every capacity within the alcohol industry — including whiskey distiller, brand ambassador, marketing manager, public relations strategist and brand consultant. I’ve teamed up with Master Sommeliers and Master Distillers to help educate people about the science that goes into alcohol production. And I’ve worked with startup brands to turn local enthusiasm into national recognition.

In February 2021, I began writing for the website Gentlemen Ranters. Click the link check out some of the content.

It’s been on a strange and complicated journey. Luckily, the booze biz is a large and dynamic industry built for people with eclectic tastes.


Questions? Want to collaborate?
email: akendeall (at) gmail (dot) com.