Delegate Profile

David Wondrich

Company NameNorth Gowanus Institute for Cranial Distempers (NGICD)


David Wondrich is widely hailed as one of the world’s foremost authorities on the history of the cocktail and one of the founders of the modern craft cocktail movement. The Senior Drinks Columnist for the Daily Beast, Dr. Wondrich is the author of countless newspaper and magazine articles and five books, including the hugely influential Imbibe!, the first cocktail book to win a James Beard award, and Punch. His writing, lecturing and mentoring have earned him a near-record six Tales of the Cocktail Spirit Awards. At present, he is immersed in the Oxford Companion to Spirits and Cocktails, a multi-year project. As a consultant, he has been involved in the creation of a number of spirits that are found on the backbars of practically every craft cocktail bar on the planet, from Ransom Old Tom gin to the multiple award-winning Plantation Stiggins’ Fancy Pineapple Rum. He is a founding partner in Beverage Alcohol Resource, America’s leading advanced training program for bartenders and other mixologists. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.


Conference Sessions

  • Smile When You Say Jamaica: the Rise, Fall, and Rise Again of the World’s Rummiest Rum.

    June 12, 2019, 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM, BCB Tasting Room – Greenpoint Terminal Warehouse

    From the middle of the eighteenth century to well into the twentieth, Jamaican rum was the king of its category, a watchword for its full, rich flavor and the h...

    • Language: English
  • Rum Silent, Rum Deep - Diving into Three Centuries of Navy Rums and Dynamic Ageing

    June 12, 2019, 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM, Demonstration Stage 1 – Brooklyn Expo Center

    Journey back 300 years through a rich history of rum! Matt, Alexandre and Dave will provide detailed information about the famed "London Dock Rums," these great...

    • Language: English

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