Hiryasu Kayama is a bartender come modern-day alchemist who owns Tokyo's Bar Benfiddich.

Agung Prabowo is co-owner of the #1 Bar in Asia, The Old Man Hong Kong.

Ludo Ducrocq is the Global Director of Education & Advocacy at The Glenmorangie Company.

Martin Lynch is the Asia Pacific Commercial Manager at Teeling Whiskey. Teeling's 24-year-old Single Malt recently won World's Best Single Malt at the World Whiskies Awards.

Masahiro Urushido is a career bartender and owner of Katana Kitten, a Japanese-American style bar in New York.

David Spanton is the man behind Australian Bartender Magazine and Sydney Bar Week.

Giannis Miliotis is a brilliant bartender at Oz Cocktail Bar on the Greek Island of Chios.

Ross Blainey is William Grant & Sons' The Balvenie Brand Ambassador for Australia and New Zealand.