Robert Sickler organizes spirits events, mixology presentations and educational seminars in order to introduce people to a wide range of worldly libations. He engages with bar owners and managers, food & beverage directors, chefs and restauranteurs on menu development, mixology, spirits education and event marketing. He also offers advice on product development and evaluation, conducts product reviews and is available for media presentations and public appearances.
Robert is not only a specialist in whisky, he is a true bon vivant. He has a gift for engaging consumers and members of the trade and is able to translate his passion for food and drink with ease. His warm personality and confident demeanor make him ideally suited for any audience who seeks to strengthen their knowledge of the liquid he represents so well.Linda R. VillanoPresident/Founder of SerendipiTea
Robert is extremely knowledgeable and exciting to watch as he takes new/existing consumers into the world of whisky. He captures the true heritage of each and every distillery, details the quality of ingredients to where you can taste / smell them without even doing so, and he brings out the rich essence of whisky through his professional demeanor.Liliana DemmaDivision Brand Manager at Pernod Ricard USA
Robert commands the audience’s attention with flair and holds their attention regardless of noise factor or audience size. People tune in to what he has to say. He can take a consumer, gatekeeper, distributor sales person or supplier through a tasting with an effortless style. He simplifies without dumbing down the message. An amateur will walk away with a comprehensive understanding of Scotch whisky and a ‘so-called’ expert walks away a ‘true’ expert.Roland CareyRegional Director for Drambuie
His stories paint a beautiful picture, his words touch the hearts of many, his humor brings smiles to faces, and his knowledge brings everything together to create a memorable experience. His palate for flavor tastes and food pairing make him a valuable asset in an industry growing with celebrity chefs, mixologists, and spirits experts.Joanna SkibaMaster of Whisky, San Francisco
Robert is truly a delight to work with and I will jump at any opportunity to work with him again. I was born and raised in Scotland, and can say with sincerity that I am proud to count on him as an ambassador for the country and its products. He’s one in a million, and I’m certain that he will be a fabulous asset to you and your business.Sian NaganDirector/Operations Team at Edible Beats
I have attended Robert’s tastings and events and I am always amazed at the way Robert engages with the crowd as well as his vast knowledge of the Whisky category and his portfolio as well as the competitive set. He brings a level of professionalism, insight and entertainment that is unrivaled.Jennifer MuenzenmayerKetel One Brand Ambassador
I have had the pleasure of knowing Robert for 5 years and his passion for Scotch whisky is truly inspirational. Being a native Scotsman myself I was overwhelmed by his extensive knowledge and passion for whisky and how he manages to relate to the customer. On several occasions I have reached out to Robert to assist me with various consultancy projects for Diageo and he has delivered every time with a professionalism that is becoming rare in our industry.Paul Torrens Global Bars Consultant, Diageo
Over the past few years, I have always been amazed at how effectively Robert engages retailers, consumers, and wholesale representatives. He is widely regarded as one of the foremost experts in his field in Colorado, and travels across the nation helping out in other markets. His ability to mentor customers is truly amazing, and his ability to get consumers excited and educated about Single Malt Scotch makes working with him at events very enjoyable. Not only is he great at representing whisky but he also knows more than most about food, travel, arts, and a wide variety of different topics. His easygoing personality, passion for life, and mentoring teaching style sets him apart from the thousands of individuals that I have business interactions with each year. On top of personal interaction, his weekly e-mails, newsletter, and Facebook page keeps me informed of new products, tastings, classes, and just about everything else that is happening with Scotch Whisky in Colorado.Mat DinsmoreOwner & Manager, Wilbur’s Total Beverage, Fort Collins, CO
Robert speaks to the entire whisky category with confidence. He is well versed in the whisky industry as a whole, and his presentations reflect an individual who takes genuine ownership of the products he represents. One of his greatest talents is his ability to connect with a broad spectrum of individuals. He was as engaging and genuine to our front of house staff as he was to our distinguished guests and upper management. He is truly a world class representative of whisky.Fritz VanderwerffFormer Food and Beverage Director of St Regis, Aspen, CO
His passion and cunning spirit brought joy to every patron for a grand tasting of Scotch paired with an eight-course menu. With every pairing, Robert delivered a candid presentation of not only the history of each beverage, but a personal story of his travels and experiences. Without Robert, the event would have not been executed with such a high level of expertise. Robert has become a leading advocate for the education of whisky, and is creating a community within Denver and abroad to share his passion and knowledge of the world of whisky.Eric ShapiroRosenberg’s Bagels and Delicatessen
Robert not only met all of the necessary qualifications as a Master of Whisky, but consistently went above the call of duty, always bringing new ideas to the table. His well developed palate and creativity has enabled him to work successfully with top chefs on menu creation and food pairing, bringing the whisky experience to consumers and trade in an exciting way. I have attended many of Robert’s whisky dinners and presentations and I saw that he has a gift for connecting with his audience and making whisky accessible and memorable for them.Cathy RemmertFormer Director of the Diageo Masters of Whisky Program
Robert has a talent for reading the listeners, fine-tuning his presentation, and providing maximum impact and education about whiskies and their history. Robert can deliver an equally effective presentation in a room of more than 100 participants or a room of 10. His knowledge and passion of food, wine and – of course – whisky, provides for wonderful and interesting insights into the world of spirits.Paul J. DracePresident and Founding Member – Wichita Whisky Club
Raise a Glass Podcast
A podcast devoted to the exploration of liquid libations, hosted by Robert Sickler
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