John jumped across the pond in late 2018 to join the Blackwater team. With over a decade working in the craft spirits sector in the US, he brings to Blackwater a diverse portfolio of experience and ideas. He specialises in mixed grain whisky, and is particularly excited about the continued evolution of the whisky category in Ireland. John is proud to call Ireland home, and considers it an honour to be part of the movement to revive heritage Irish whisky styles.
In his free time, John battles demons with his fiddle, explores forgotten ruins, and, time permitting, slays dragons.
John’s Life Goals, 2020, Lockdown Edition
- Go to the pub
- Yell at mountains with Bjork
- Secure world peace by making the best whisky possible