John Quinn, Tullamore D.E.W.’s first ever Global Ambassador was inducted into Whisky Magazine’s Hall of Fame.
Quinn who has worked within the industry for the past 40 years, is the first Irish Whiskey Global Ambassador to be inducted into the Hall of Fame since its inception in 2004.
Speaking of his most recent accolade, Quinn said: “It is an incredible honour to be selected. I am truly grateful."
The Hall of Fame was inspired by the top 100 greatest whisk(e)y figures in history who appeared in the 100th edition of the American spirits magazine.
Now the Whisky Magazine Hall of Fame is a permanent tribute honouring those individuals who have made a lasting contribution to the world of whiskey.
Tasked with travelling around the globe, Quinn works closely with the bartender community, brand managers, sales teams and consumers.
"This is often described as the best job in the world and it’s been my privilege to proudly spread the gospel in markets across the world." He added.
Experience To Date
In December 2018, Quinn was appointed Vice Chairman of the Irish Whiskey Association.
And in 2016, he was named ‘Whiskey Brand Ambassador’ of the year by Whisky Magazine’s Icons of Whisky Awards.
He was also named one of the Top 10 most influential people in Irish whiskey by The Spirits Business in 2016.
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