Gary Gillman, Alcohol Beverage Consultant

ABOUT GARY

BACKGROUND

Gary (he, him) has studied alcohol beverage history, production, sales, and marketing methods for decades, acquiring great knowledge and expertise. As a former business lawyer in Toronto, Canada, he represented numerous breweries and distilleries, using his industry and technical knowledge to achieve optimum results. In 2015, Gary established his website www.beeretseq.com (“Beer et Seq”), where he writes on beer, spirits, and food including their history both in Canada and internationally. He also publishes regularly in journals and newsletters and speaks at conferences. Gary is currently establishing a podcast series to expand his audience.

SKILLS AND STRONG POINTS

Gary is an excellent communicator in writing and in person. He combines subject matter expertise with business acumen and problem-solving skills. He has an entrepreneurial attitude, and is enthusiastic to achieve client goals.

LANGUAGES

Gary’s mother tongue is English, but he has substantial knowledge of written and spoken French.

EDUCATION, QUALIFICATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

Gary was a Canadian business lawyer for decades. He is currently retired from the active practice of law but remains a member in good standing of the Law Society of Ontario. Gary holds Civil and Common Law degrees from McGill University in Montreal and a Master of Laws degree from Leicester University in the UK.

Gary is a member of the Culinary Historians of Canada and Rural Women’s Studies Association. He was named 2011 Bourbonian of the Year by www.straightbourbon.com, a leading consumer bourbon forum.