Bernhard started his career in the Drinks business back in 1985. From then on, he was specialised in selling Spirits and started giving lectures from 1988.
He is judging at several competitions in different countries. At the IWSC, Bernhard has been judging spirits since 1997. For his active role in Scotch Whisky, he was made a Keeper of the Quaich in 1996 and a Master of the Quaich in 2007. Nowadays he works a German Spirits Writer, Educator and Consultant in Germany. His fellow judges also say that he has a good hand in cooking.