The drinks company has named TOM VERNON as Woodford Reserve Global Brand Ambassador. Additionally JACKIE ZYKAN has been certified as Master Taster of Old Forester Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky. Vernon first joined Brown-Forman in 2O12 as part of the bartender education team before accepting the role of American Whiskey Ambassador for a variety of brands in the UK. In his new role he will assume responsibility for accelerating the Woodford Reserve business and brand goals. Since 2O15, Jackie Zykan has served as spokesperson for Old Forester in the role of Master Bourbon Specialist. Her expertise in the whisky category stems from a decade behind the bar and a background in biology and chemistry. She has been published globally for industry insights, cocktail strategies, and serves as the lead brand educator around the world. Zykan now brings her knowledge to product innovation, private barrel selections and quality assurance for Old Forester.