judges

Andrew Toplack

Here’s a little insight into Andrew Toplack, according to Toronto Life’s Adam McDowell: “…Andrew Toplack, a psychotherapist by day and fanatical cocktail enthusiast by night…Toplack inherited the obsession from his father, a foodie back in the ’70s before the word existed, who would schlep the family to Napa and Manhattan for wining and dining vacations. […]

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Christine Sismondo

Introducing our first judge: drinks columnist and author, Christine Sismondo.

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Sarah Parniak

Sarah Parniak is a freelance writer, bartender and consultant with a (healthy) spirits obsession that she channels into a weekly drinks column for Toronto’s NOW Magazine. She’s represented Canada in international bartending competitions and has spent time behind the stick at Kensington Market’s Cold Tea and most recently at People’s Eatery in Chinatown. When she’s […]

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Geoff Dillon

President and founder at Dillon’s Small Batch Distillers, Geoff is passionate about spirits and where they come from.

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