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About The Spirits Authority

London based Edward Bates is The Spirits Authority.

With experience from more than 3 decades in the drinks industry, his aim is simple: to communicate and let others benefit from his passion for spirits and all the experience he has gained.

Expertise to share in Whisky, Cognac, Armagnac and Rum, as well as bringing his authority to bear on Gin, Vodka, Liqueurs, Anise and fortified wines.

The Spirits Authority is the source for bespoke sprits tastings, writing and a complete spirits consultancy service; Edward is able to bring his infectious enthusiasm for his subject to all of these and many more.

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