Creator of Taste and Flavour Ltd. and Author of Spirits Distilled
During thirty years in the corporate world of spirits, Mark invested whoever cared to listen with a passion for spirits until then only witnessed in wines. Finally, having introduced the world beyond America to Kentucky's little gem, Makers Mark, Mark set up Taste and Flavour and inspired many more to get to know spirits better.
'Mark Ridgwell is definitely a diamond in our Industry. My Training career would be totally different without him.' - Benjamin Carlotto
'Taste and Flavour are the Giants upon whose shoulders I stand ( & likely you do too, whether you know it or not)' - Craig Harper
'Mark Ridgwell is the expert's expert, and the WSET course I did was one of the best spirits trainings I've ever attended.' - Phillip Duff Owner and Founder of Door 74, Director of Education at Tales of the Cocktail
'Hats off to Mark Ridgwell. Had the pleasure of collaborating with Mark and his team - not a bad team to work with, back in early 2000's and to this day I still draw off these experiences... Good to see some recognition coming today.' - Andy Gaunt
'Few have eclipsed the industry training collaboration of Jonathan Downey and Mark Ridgwell and the globe is scattered with their success stories making a living off solid foundations. Have a read, and remember the people that taught you.' - Sam Jeveons Founder of Old Street Bar and Brand Specialists.
'Mr Mark Ridgwell .. the man who took Smirnoff through 1,000,000 cases in the UK, was Mr Lillet for a bit, was the first man employed outside the USA for Maker's Mark and my first Spiritual Advisor. Legend!' - Angus Winchester VP of training and education at Barmetrix Global
'Mark has a wonderful way with words and spirits. I smiled all the way through this post. Great memories and an inspiration to me as a teacher.' - Vintage Tasmania Tasmanian educator extraordinaire.
'An incredible training program to have been apart of, and many fun times had, and nerves taking exams!' - Nathan Oneill