World Whisk(e)y Ambassador to Canada
Matt has been working within the beverage alcohol industry for nearly 20 years as a bartender, mixologist, educator and consultant, so it’s no surprise that his passions also include cocktails, culinary, hospitality and travel. Known to many as the “Whisk(e)y Chef”, Matt travels coast to coast across Canada preaching the gospel of whisk(e)y and spreading his love of the Beam Suntory family of whiskies, including Bourbon, Canadian, Irish, (2010-2017) and now Scotch and Japanese Whisky (2018 onward).
In 2016, Matt was officially highly commended by Whisky Magazine’s Icons of Whisky for World Whisky Ambassador of the Year 2016 and won the Global American Whiskey Ambassador of the Year 2017. Matt was also the first Canadian and bartender to be featured on the cover of Whisky Magazine issue 138, a global publication.