While it would be both awesome and amazing if these whisky events did just magically happen there are in fact people working behind the scenes to ensure the events (and the whisky) run smoothly.
The committee for the academic year 2016-2017:
Sonia Nestorowa – President
Sonia’s very excited to be taking over this year after a really fantastic year for the society. Although Sonia’s only been part of the society for a year and joined with very limited knowledge about whisky, she’s quickly grown to love the society as well as the drink. She hopes to continue to bring you exciting and diverse tastings, together with the help of this year’s wonderful committee. This year, she hopes to emphasize the aspects that made her fall in love with CUWAS: the great tastings, the great people, and the great time you can have learning about whisky!
Stephen Kell – Vice President
Stephen first turned up to a CUWAS tasting a couple of years ago, and the rest is history. As a CUWAS regular, he has learnt from the best, turning a mild curiosity into rampant enthusiasm for the widest range of whiskies. With his enthusiasm now reaching Vice-Presidential proportions, he admits still sometimes feeling like a bluffer at tastings — but his bluffing skills keep getting better.
Ben Shaw – Social Secretary
Ben not only co-founded the society in 2013, he continued to run it as President in the 2014-2015 academic year and propelled it through a very successful year in terms of both tastings and membership. He continues to be a big part of the society every year, participating as the Secretary last year. This year, he is in charge of our PR and ensuring the society runs smoothly, and will once again be running some amazing tastings.
Alan Wilson – Treasurer
Alan is our hidden gem and whisky aficionado, with an encyclopaedic knowledge of most spirits, beers, and ciders. He has the ability to detect the faintest hint in the most delicate whisky. Needless to say, he would win in a committee blind whisky tasting, and is often touted by the rest of us to be most likely to work as a master distiller. Hopefully, he remembers us mere mortals when he makes that perfect dram.
Theodore Chua – Secretary
Guido Stoll – IT Manager