Mixologist, William Grant & Sons USA
Charlotte Voisey, Company Mixologist with William Grant & Sons USA was recognized by the James Beard Foundation in 2009 for contribution to mixology. Charlotte's unique cocktails can be found on menus across the world. Recent consulting projects include the Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas, FIG and Fairmont, Santa Monica, The Dorchester Hotel in London, Kenmare, Cienfuegos and the Gramercy Park Hotel in Manhattan and most recently the W Hotels Downtown NY and Austin.
Charlotte is a regular on American TV, notably CBS' The Early Show, Fox & Friends and the current series of Top Chef Masters 2010 and The Next Iron Chef America.
In 2002, with the Gorgeous Group, Charlotte opened classic cocktail bar Apartment 195 back in London and soon after was named UK Bartender of the Year. In 2005 Charlotte was invited to guest bartend at the Aspen Food & Wine Classic and consequently fell in love with the US cocktail community, one year later Charlotte officially made the move stateside to represent her favorite spirit, Hendrick's Gin.
Charlotte still competes internationally and won silver medal at the World Female Bartender Championships in Italy in 2006 and in 2008 her Punch & Judy was named cocktail of the year by a panel of peers at Tales of the Cocktail.
Charlotte's passion for all things spirits and cocktails keeps her in an active speaking role at all major industry events including the Manhattan Cocktail Classic, Sante Symposium, Las Vegas Nightclub & Bar Show, Spirits of Mexico, Aspen Food & Wine, South Beach Food & Wine, Cheers Beverage Conference and Tales of the Cocktail where Charlotte has twice won the Golden Spirit Award for Best Presenter in 2007 and 2009 and Best American Brand Ambassador 2010.
A keen student of the craft of the cocktail, Charlotte's mixology style is ever evolving and exciting to follow.