WhiskyFest New York Speaker Steph Ridgway
National Brand Ambassador
Steph Ridgway of Edrington Americas is a long-time veteran of the hospitality industry with a passion for whisky. Steph’s role with the group is National Brand Ambassador for Highland Park Single Malt Scotch.
During her tenure with Edrington, she has honed her expertise is the spirits arena through rigorous education programs not only at the Highland Park distillery but at the group’s other properties as well: The Macallan, The Famous Grouse and Brugal Rum. Her learning’s throughout the years have allowed her to hone her palate and intensify her knowledge of one of Scotland’s greatest gifts to the world: Scotch whisky.
She hails from Pittsburgh, PA where she graduated from Penn State University and first in her class at the Pennsylvania Institute of Culinary Arts. Additionally, she is a member of the exclusive Les Dames de Escoffier and currently resides in Brooklyn, NY.
Steph’s favorite Highland Park expression is the 15 year old and she firmly believes that there is no wrong way to drink your whisky.