WhiskyFest San Francisco Speaker Rick Edwards
An Iowa native, Rick Edwards spent six years in the U.S. Army before moving into the spirits world, where he recently was named the 2015 Icons of Whisky Ambassador of the Year.
The Master of Scotch for Los Angeles, Colorado and Arizona traces his roots back to the country that produces his spirit, and he’s a member of the Scottish American Whisky Society and the Scotch Malt Whisky Society.
Edwards isn’t just a bartender, he’s played one on TV. He’s had recurring roles behind the bar on shows like The Young and the Restless and Melrose Place. When he’s not representing the world’s number one single malt, you can find him in the park with his three dogs, Farrah, Gibson and Milo.