Bartending his way through college, Clarke Boyer became enthralled with single malts, largely because the menu at the traditional pub where he worked boasted over 300 expressions. In addition to barman duties, he learned to craft traditional English ale in the pub’s own brewery. As a fledgling malt maniac and avid cyclist, he booked his first epic trip to Scotland, covering 750 miles in the saddle and touring 23 distilleries over a month.
Upon return from Scotland, Clarke was hired on as the second distiller and brewer at Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey, Colorado’s first legal distillery. During six years of unimaginably fulfilling hard labor and ambassadorship, he established himself as manager of aged stocks. Highlights of his tenure included a two-month internship at Bruichladdich Distillery on Islay, Scotland where he lived and worked as Stranahan’s emissary. The production team at Stranahan’s passionately cultivated a notable regional brand through grassroots marketing, distillery tours, consumer engagement and deep commitment to the production process.
After a life-changing run as a distiller, Clarke jumped at the opportunity to become a managing partner and beverage director for a new Denver watering hole, Rackhouse Pub. He returned to brewing with Colorado’s oldest brewpub and helped launch their self distributed production beer company.
In the lead up to his current role with Möet Hennessy, Clarke worked for a few different suppliers, concentrating specifically on craft and malt whisk(e)y brands. He is honored to represent over 200 years of Glenmorangie and Ardbeg whisky making expertise as a member of the US brand ambassador team. His desert island dram is Ardbeg Uigeadail.