About usWHO WE ARE

We'd like to tell you whisky is our lives, but well...
``some people`` may take offence.

Brendan Waller

Founder
(peated scotch lover)

Serial entrepreneur, known to have a bottle of scotch in his desk, but shhhhh!

Currently enjoying
Forty Creek “Unity”
Deanston “Bordeaux Red Wine Cask Matured Single Malt”

Serve to someone new to whisk(e)y
The Famous Grouse
Caol Ila “Moch”
Bastille 1789

Brendan Waller, founder, WQO
Mark McKechnie, Distillery Ambassador

Mark McKechnie

Distillery ambassador
(dram enthusiast)

Distillery networking guru. Marketing and networking to bring people together over a glass of cheer. Equally at home with a guitar on my shoulder or a glass in my hand (often both).

Currently enjoying
Deanston “Bordeaux Red Wine Cask Matured Single Malt”
Forty Creek “Heritage”

Serve to someone new to whisk(e)y
Glenmorangie “Lasanta”
Té Bheag “Nan Eilean”
Centennial Canadian Rye Whisky

Kris Shoemaker

Canadian whisky judge
(the nose)

A collection to make most weep in their glasses.

Currently enjoying
Blair Athol 12 year
Eagle Rare Single Barrel 10 year

Serve to someone new to whisk(e)y
Highland Park 12 year
The Singleton of Glendullan 12 year
Aberlour 10 year
Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye

Kris Shoemaker, Whisky Judge & Reviewer
Stacey DeRaadt, Design & Brand Manager

Stacey DeRaadt

Brand & design
(gin lover getting her whisky on)

Master of the brand, goddess of the pixel

Currently enjoying
Toki

Serve to someone new to whisk(e)y
Nothing peated! The smoke… it burns, it burns!

Sean Mangan

Bar chef
(the ginger)

A collection to make most weep in their glasses.

Currently enjoying
Forty Creek Double Barrel Reserve
Bushmills Irish Whiskey

Serve to someone new to whisk(e)y
Tullamore DEW Irish Whiskey

Sean Mangan, Mixologist