Chair Judge and member of the Spirits Judging Committee
Steve Beal was the senior brand educator for the whisky portfolio of Diageo North America for over 15 years.
He has served since 2000 as an international spirits judge, broadcast presenter, spirits journalist and as a master accreditation educator with the United States Bartenders Guild.
In 2015, he was inducted into the Whisky Magazine Hall of Fame.
He was also recognised by the Scotch whisky industry in 2010 when he was inducted as a life member into the Keepers of the Quaich.