Lance Mayhew has over 20 years’ experience in the world of cocktails and spirits. He is the former contributing writer for About.com (now The Spruce) on whiskey and professional bartending and is an experienced journalist, contributing to publications such as Mutineer magazine, Tasting Panel magazine, and Imbibe magazine. Lance has appeared as a guest speaker at several culinary festivals and trade shows, including the Craft Beverage Expo and the Las Vegas Nightclub and Bar Show, as well as serving on the original advisory board for the whiskey-centric website, TheWhiskeyWash.com. His cocktail creations have been showcased in publications such as MIX magazine, Imbibe, and Left Coast Libations, and his bartending and mixology have been featured in The New York Times, Mix, and The Oregonian. In 2008, the Beverage Network named Lance one of America’s “Ten Trendsetting Mixologists.” Lance is both a certified Specialist of Spirits and a Specialist of Wine, accredited by the Society of Wine Educators.