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Photo of Blair Bowman - Featured Speaker at Food Matters Live

Blair Bowman

Founder, World Whisky Day

Blair loves introducing whisky to the world. He’s the founder of World Whisky Day and has hosted hundreds of private and public events and tastings around the world (complete with his own innovative twists).

He shares his expertise and passion as a whisky industry commentator for TV and radio, on screen in documentary films and TEDx talks, and in print, with a monthly column in Scottish Field Magazine and as the author of the bestselling Pocket Guide to Whisky: featuring the WhiskyTubeMap.

Blair is also a whisky consultant and broker – and a Scotland Food and Drink, Food Tourism Ambassador.

He is a proud Scotsman living in Edinburgh. He has visited countless distilleries and holds the world record for the most visited in one day (a whopping sixty!), served drams to thousands of people all over the world, including Ambassadors and Royals, and sourced rare casks for private clients, high net worth individuals, family estates, and even Academy Award winners.

Wherever he goes, he loves to show people that there’s more to whisky than they might think!

Areas of interest:

  • People and careers