Craig Bridger

WhiskyFest Speaker Craig BridgerCraig Bridger is veteran whisky educator and ambassador. He has visited distilleries all over the world, and represented some of the most famous names in single Malt Scotch. A tenured bartender in New York City, he first channelled his interest in whisky into a successful freelance writing career, covering fine spirits—with a particular emphasis on The Water of Life—for many print and online publications, including Men’s Health,, Gilt Man, and Ultimately, he parlayed that specialized knowledge into a career as an ambassador. Over the years, he has educated thousands, in venues large and small. He is proud to represent Whyte and Mackay’s elite portfolio of Single Malts—which include The Dalmore and Jura—for the Western United States, working closely with legendary Master Distiller Richard Paterson (and like Mr. Paterson, he prefers a nice suit to a kilt).

Craig lives in Los Angeles with his dog Carver, and an ever-growing whisky collection.