John Gibbons is an independent spirit ambassador, cocktail enthusiast, and rum fanatic.
John travels around the world with an eye out for great rums and cocktail bars, sampling and collecting unique spirits, ingredients, and hangovers along the way. Rum has always been his spirit of passion and, between his homes in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Glasgow, Scotland you can find over 200 rums in his collection.
John judged in the San Francisco Rum Festival in 2010, attended Beachbum Berry’s and StanisLav Vadrna’s Faux-Tropical Bar School in Ibiza, and has most recently been spotted at spirit and cocktail competitions and events in Chicago, London, Berlin, San Francisco, and New Orleans.
John currently runs the monthly Glasgow Rum Club and the review website, Cocktail Cloister. When he isn’t on the road, you will find him behind the bar at Tiki Bar and Kitsch Inn.