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Eddie Nara

Speciality Spirits
FromHong Kong
CompanyBarrel Concepts
PositionSpirits Educator & Consultant
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Eddie Nara is an independent spirits educator and consultant whose fervent passion and extensive knowledge have earned him the reputation as a spirits industry leader across Hong Kong and Asia. Throughout the last decade, he has been on a mission to educate others about the art of whisk(e)y and cognac drinking. He also strives to rectify misconceptions on spirits, and to bring awareness to often neglected spirits-producing countries. To date, he has facilitated masterclasses and tastings for 40 premier whisk(e)y, cognac, gin and rum brands and partnered with over 50 prominent companies.

Currently, Nara serves as a columnist and contributor for numerous esteemed wine and spirits magazines. He also sits and chairs on various judging panels of global spirits and cocktail competitions.

Nara holds the Approved Trainer of The Whisky Ambassador programme, and Certified Spirits Educator (CSE) by The Society of Wine Educators. Furthermore, he was the founding chairman of the first ever whisk(e)y appreciation society in Hong Kong.

 Eddie  Nara

"The Asian background of the majority of the judges is unique, as they are key to finding and awarding the best wine and spirits that suit the Asian culture. The HKIWSC’s ability to promote the Asian wine and spirit brands is also important.
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