Southern European Brand Education Manager for The Macallan, Nicola carries more than 15 years of experience in the spirits industry. Recently named Icons of Whisky’s Global Scotch Whisky Ambassador of the Year 2021, she is internationally recognized for her spirits education & flavor conversations. She holds her General Certificate in Distilling from the Institute for Brewing & Distilling & she’s additionally a Certified Sherry Educator & Olive Oil Sommelier. Nicola is a current candidate for the Diploma in Distilling & WSET Level 3 Spirits.

Nicola is passionate about health & wellness, liquid education, innovation, women in business, & sensory exploration. She’s a dynamic advocate of mentorship in the industry, coaching others in the business via the OurWhisky Foundation. She is a proud member of the Education Committee at Tales of the Cocktail (Beyond the Bar), European Co-Chair of the Spirited Awards Committee and she was most recently inducted into the Dame Hall of Fame.

Nicola has a constant curiosity for how things are made & often asks too many questions. In her spare time, Nicola can often be found hiking across Europe, FaceTiming with her niece, or going for a run.


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