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John McCarthy

Spirits journalist, author, mixologist, and bar consultant, John McCarthy is the founder of the John Barleycorn Society, an organization of spirits journalists that share experiences and give back to the industry. John is the former Senior Managing Editor and alcohol aficionado at Men’s Health magazine. Today, John travels the world in search of intelligence and incredible stories about the world’s finest spirits, wine, and cocktails; you can check out his work at Forbes, Men’s Health, Maxim, JW Marriott magazine, Bourbon+ and Gear Patrol. When not on the road, John is writing books about the spirits culture.