Team Cocktail

F. Paul Pacult
F. Paul Pacult
Chairman of Judging. Author, Journalist and Educator
Called “America’s foremost spirits authority” by Forbes.com...
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Brian Bevilacqua
Brian Bevilacqua
Bar Director

Brian Bevilacqua currently works at the recently opened Logan Hotel…

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Dave Bletsch
Dave Bletsch
Bartender

After a 6 year journey through the back-of-house...

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Troy Clarke
Troy Clarke
Spirits and Mixology Educator
Troy Clarke is the Director of Mixology and Education…
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Leo DeGroff
Leo DeGroff
Bartender, Buyer, Consultant
Leo began his career behind bars long before he was old enough to drink at one. By age eighteen he was assisting…
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Sean Kenyon
Sean Kenyon
Bartender, Educator, Buyer

Sean Kenyon was born to be behind a bar. He is a third generation Bar Man, his Grandfather, Mother and Father…

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Don Lee
Don Lee
Buyer, Consultant.

Don Lee is a Southern California expatriate now residing in New York City…

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Anthony Mendez
Anthony Mendez
Bartender
Having worked 20 years in the restaurant industry
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Dave Roochvarg
Dave Roochvarg
Head Bartender, Bar Manager

Dave Roochvarg joined Ultimate Spirits Challenge in 2014…

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Berit Jane Soli-Holt
Berit Jane Soli-Holt
Bartender, Writer, Kitchen Manager
After developing a career in the culinary world as a cook, recipe tester and critic
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