Zachary Faden (@spiritscurator) is an academically trained historian turned bartender with a passion for the craft and the story of spirits and cocktails. He has bartended and overseen drink programs throughout the Washington, DC area, and is currently the Director of Spirits Curation and Education with the Museum of Distilled Spirits.
Among other honors, he won the 2017 Tales of the Cocktail Official Cocktail Competition and was the 2nd place runner up in 2018; was selected to the Top 100 for Bombay Sapphire’s Most Imaginative Bartender competition in both 2018 and 2019; and has been a Woodford Reserve’s Manhattan Experience regional finalist in 2018, 2019, and 2020.
2020 Woodford Reserve Manhattan Experience Washington, DC Finalist
2019 Top 100 Finalist in Tales of the Cocktail Foundation’s Most Imaginative Bartender Competition presented by Bombay Sapphire
2019 Woodford Reserve Manhattan Experience Washington, DC Finalist
2017 Tales of the Cocktail Official Cocktail Competition Winner