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The Judges

Eddie DeSousa

Head of Whisky Bars at Milroys of Soho & Milroys Spitalfields

Eddie is a Bartender at heart, working for most of his life behind a bar or in customer service, discovered is big passion for whisky when arrived in London, years ago. That passion land him a job at Milroys of Soho has Bar Manager, helping educate and evangelise the world about this spirit, one sip at the time. Under is management, Milroys Whisky Bar grew to a standard of international notoriety and undisputable place of whisky worship, where to enjoy some of the best from around the world, always in great company. 

Was part of the team-work behind the expansion of Milroys of Soho to Spitalfields: a townhouse with a bar in the main floor (Milroys of Spitalfields) with +1000 whiskies, a private members area (Dram House) with up to 300 whiskies, a private tasting room and a cigar terrace, rising from Bar Manager to Head Of Whisky Bars right after. 

Outside work you’ll find him enjoying a cigar with friends, when not busy taking care of his kids (one beautiful human and one very good boy of a dog), walking around nature, rock&roll gigs, or just chilling at home with a book about whisky… and a whisky in hand.