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Jared Brown

Sipsmith Limited
Master Distiller
Sipsmith Master Distiller Jared Brown made his first spirits at age ten after reading that early American colonists froze cider and lifted out the ice to concentrate the alcohol. As an adult (after a degree in hospitality from NYU, five years in operations at the Essex House Hotel and a few good bartending jobs) he went on to co-author a few dozen books on drinks and drinking with his wife Anistatia Miller, including the world’s best-selling book on the king of cocktails, Shaken Not Stirred: A Celebration of the Martini. Recipients of the 2011 IWSC Communicators of the Year Award, the couple wrote the award-winning two-volume tome, Spiritous Journey: A History of Drink, tracing alcoholic beverages from 7000 BC to the 20th century. Other titles include Champagne Cocktails, The Mixelllany Guide to Vermouth and Other Apéritifs, and Cuban Cocktails. Jared has covered drink and bars for Observer Food Monthly, The Telegraph, Financial Times and many other publications. He was a co-founder of the Museum of the American Cocktail and is former director of Exposition Universelle des Vins et Spiritueux. Brown lives in the Cotswolds where he maintains a 1200+ volume collection of books on drink plus a research garden of drink and cocktail botanicals.

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