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About | The Whisky Professor

Brad Jarvis: The Whisky Professor and Liquids Anthropologist

Scotch Whisky Training
Brad Jarvis, certified Master of Scotch for the New England area, completed two in-depth training courses: The Malt Advocate Scotch Course and the Johnnie Walker® Mentor Training.  The two whisky programs covered history, production process, wood/barrel management, maturation, and the art of blending.

Additionally, Brad has made several trips to Scotland for individual training sessions with master distillers and master blenders. His training continued in the U.S via personal mentorship by renowned Scotch expert, Evan Cattanach.

Why this Job and No Other
According to Brad, what distinguishes Scotch Whisky from other spirits is the breadth and depth of its taste profile.  Not only do fine Scotch Whiskies possess inimitable character, but the unparalleled portfolio provides a malt whisky for every taste and occasion, from the quotidian to the remarkable.

Background and Achievements
Proud son of the Isle of Skye in Scotland and New England native, Brad hails from Paxton, Massachusetts, a picturesque hamlet 50 miles west of Boston. A veteran in the food and restaurant field, Brad is both a school-trained award winning chef and former restaurant owner.

Favorite Scotch Moments
From a dining occasion commenced with freshly shucked oysters and an Islay Single Malt and capped off with Douglas XO® and Brad’s own molten chocolate cake to the sharing of a dram of a special rare Douglas® Port Ellen 25 year Old Single Malt Scotch with old friends during the holiday season, Brad delights in matching the right Scotch to the right circumstance.

When Brad isn’t preaching the gospel of whisky or teaching people about fine spirits…
Being a brand ambassador keeps Brad on his toes, but when he is not out sharing what he has learned, he enjoys cooking and entertaining at home. He considers himself the master of his kitchen; both food and spirits are his passion. Brad is also an avid outdoor enthusiast enjoying skiing, kayaking, and surfing. He lives in Massachusetts with his son Jack.



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