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Vance Henderson

William Grant & Sons
Drambuie Ambassador, USA
Washington, DC
Vance Henderson is the U.S. Ambassador for Drambuie where he follows his passion for innovative and out-of-the-box cocktails and engages with bartenders, consumers and spirits enthusiasts alike, educating them on Drambuie’s heritage and unique versatility in cocktail culture.

Since 2014 Vance served as a Brand Associate working with brands including Drambuie, Flor de Caña Rum, Hendrick’s Gin, Milagro Tequila and Monkey Shoulder Scotch Whisky, where he created and executed innovative programs bringing the brands’ drink strategies to life for trade and consumer audiences.

Prior to this, Vance held various positions over his 14 plus year career in the food and cocktail industry. He cultivated his craft and learned all aspects of the business, starting as a dishwasher as a teenager working his way up and running beverage programs at Ark Restaurants, Guests Counts Hospitality, Think Food Group and Good Essen Group. Vance’s experience and expertise managing bar programs and hosting spirits events soon led him to launch Flavor Ink, a full-service catering company, and Supperwhere?, an underground dining collective.

A gifted bartender, Vance has won several “Best of” cocktail awards and competitions and has been featured in several publications. Vance prides himself on industry unity and education, and continues to work with both the United States Bartender’s Guild of DC and the DC Craft Bartender’s Guild.

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