DAVIN DE KERGOMMEAUX is the author of Canadian Whisky: The Portable Expert, the definitive guide to Canadian whisky. An independent whisky expert, de Kergommeaux has been writing about, talking about, and teaching about whisky for more than fifteen years. His writing and tasting notes appear in various whisky and lifestyle magazines. His book, Canadian Whisky: The Portable Expert was published by McClelland & Stewart in May 2012, and is distributed in Canada and the U.S. by Random House. De Kergommeaux has also contributed to or co-authored three other books about whisky. De Kergommeaux is often asked to judge at international whisky competitions, including the World Whisky Awards. Since 2003, he has served as a judge for the annual Malt Maniacs Awards and is also the founder, head judge and co-ordinator for the Canadian Whisky Awards.