WhiskyFest San Francisco Speaker Johnnie Mundell
West Coast Brand Ambassador
Suntory Whisky Ambassador, Johnnie Mundell is known to trade whisky for words, whether working with the bartender community or hosting engaging consumer event.
Johnnie was born and raised in Ayrshire Scotland, with a long family history in whisky and farming. Since 1971, the Mundell family have been transporting scotch from Islay through the Kennacraig Ferry terminal, a property his family used to own where they would picnic during summer. He currently resides in Hermosa Beach, CA with his wife and three daughters.
Johnnie has 10 years ambassadorial experience representing brands including Auchentoshan, Bowmore and Glen Garioch and in spring 2015 he assumed the role of Suntory Japanese Whisky ambassador where he specializes in brand education on the house of Suntory Whiskies; Yamazaki, Hakushu, Hibiki and Toki.
Johnnie has become renowned for creating connections between attendees at his events as he employs unique methods to bring each geographical and historical context to life. Johnnie’s mission is to effectively create and build communities of fans for Suntory whisky in everything he does.