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Eddie Nara

Speciality Spirits
FromHong Kong
CompanyBarrel Concepts
PositionSpirits Educator & Consultant

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 about 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

"I hope to help identify the best spirits; also hope to train up some new spirit judges."

"My favorite part is judging different categories of spirit."

"I look forward to seeing fellow judges whom I don’t normally see often."