Highland Festival Grounds | September 19 - 22, 2024

Brandon Smith

Brandon Smith is a whisky specialist from Southern California whose passion for food and travel inspired his popular Instagram profile The Daily Dram. It all started on a trip to Japan, where one wrong train led to the iconic Yamazaki distillery. It’s safe to say, the whisky rabbit hole has been a fun adventure! What started as a passion for Japanese whisky and Scotch has evolved into an endless journey of exploration in all whiskey categories. After trips to distilleries around the world and hosting private whisky tasting events, he has found true passion in sharing the history, process and story of each distillery and whisky. He currently judges the world renowned San Francisco World Spirits Competition and serves as the Brand Manager for Bardstown Bourbon Company. If you make a trip to the bluegrass state, be sure to reach out and say hello!