WhiskyFest Speaker Adam Harris

Adam Harris

Bour-Bon Vivant & American Whiskey Ambassador  |  Beam Suntory

Adam developed his love of Bourbon and a good cocktail while working in New York City bars. During his time in New York, the cocktails he created were published in several prominent publications, including the Wall Street Journal and the San Francisco Chronicle. He took his first job with Beam Suntory in 2006 and since then he’s been sharing stories and promoting Beam Suntory’s American Whiskey portfolio in the U.S. as well as around the globe. In 2010, he was named a Kentucky Colonel by the Governor of the Commonwealth in recognition of his contributions.
Known for his enthusiasm and approachable style, Adam spends time throughout the year working with the Master Distillers and teams at both Jim Beam & Maker’s Mark to learn all aspects of the bourbon craft as well as tasting and helping select new products. He enjoys talking about those special experiences with old and new friends alike.
When he’s not on the road, Adam loves spending time at home with his wife and son, cooking family recipes and entertaining friends where he promises two things: a fine glass of Bourbon in your hand and (if you’re lucky) quite possibly the best mint julep you’ll ever taste.
Most recently, Adam was awarded the Global title 2018 Whisky Magazine “Global Icons of Whisky”, American Whiskey Ambassador of the Year in further recognition of his efforts.
• 2018 Whisky Magazine “Icons of Whisky”, American Whiskey Ambassador of the Year
• 2017 Whisky Magazine “Icons of Whisky”, American Whiskey Ambassador of the Year
• 2016 Whisky Magazine “Icons of Whisky: Highly Commended” American Whiskey Ambassador of the Year