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Dave Broom

Award-winning author and spirits expert Dave Broom has been writing about drinks for 25 years as a journalist and author. He has written numerous books, winning awards as Drinks Writer of the Year, the extremely prestigious IWSC Communicator of the Year Award and, in 2018, an Andre Simon award for Drinks Book of the Year for The Way of Whisky. In 2015 Tales of the Cocktail presented Dave with the Best Cocktail & Spirits award, soon to be followed by the Golden Spirit Award in 2016, and in 2020 he was awarded Drink Writer of the Year by the Fortnum & Mason Food and Drink Awards. Over his two decades in the field, Dave has built up a considerable international following with regular training/educational visits to France, Holland, Germany, the USA and Japan. His remit has covered consumer features as well as business reports. He is also actively involved in spirits education, acting as a consultant to major distillers on tasting techniques as well as teaching professionals and the public. He was also one of the developers of Diageo’s generic whisky tasting tool, the Flavour Map™.
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