Whiskey expert Tom Fischer is the founder of BourbonBlog.com, the #1 online resource for American whiskey and Bourbon. He is also the co-founder of the first of its kind Whisk(e)y Marketing School and Sommelier program, a 501(c) (3) non-profit in Austin, Texas.
As a leading authority, presenter and writer in the spirits industry, he is regularly interviewed by media outlets like CNN, Fox News National, NPR, The Times and the BBC.
Tom hosts whiskey tastings across the globe, judges spirit competitions, and makes appearances as an expert speaker at festivals and events. Since creating BourbonBlog.com in 2005, Tom and his team have established relationships with the industry and consumers resulting in a strong following on social media including over 97,000 Twitter followers. Additionally, the team has produced hundreds of videos chronicling the rise of Bourbon and American whiskey with millions of views.
He also often interviews celebrities like Guy Fieri, Bobby Flay, and Betsey Johnson asking them, “What do you like to drink?” while uniting the globe around a glass of whiskey.
As a social media entrepreneur, Tom has taught media and marketing at Cherwell College in Oxford England. Previously, he handled public relations for actress Dawn Wells, "Mary Ann" from Gilligan's Island. Tom worked with actors Danny Glover, Steve Martin and Dawn Wells to create SpudFest Family Film and Music Festival in Driggs, Idaho.