Meet the Whisky Storytellers
Camilo, the founder of Once Upon a Whisky is a former whisky ambassador for William Grant & Sons, has several years of experience in the drinks industry, and he holds numerous degrees from prestigious institutions, including the New York Bartending School, the Wine & Spirits Education Trust, and an MBA at the University of Glasgow. Camilo has travelled across Scotland, Europe, USA, Asia and South America meeting amazing people and researching the art of whisky.
Samuel, although lacking in years, his passion and enthusiasm for whisky have no limits. Sam has worked for several years in the hospitality industry in front of some of the best whisky and cocktail bars across Glasgow and Edinburgh. His knowledge from his years of experience bartending have given him not only great understanding about whisky but the majority of spirits commonly used. From tastings to cocktail competitions Sam’s journey has taken him to all over Scotland. Visiting many of the distilleries across that call it home, leading him to become a genuine whisky ambassador and storyteller.
Together, Samuel and Camilo, make up a team full of passion and stories. A team that believes that life is way better when we share with others the things we enjoy. Like a good Christmas dinner with family, those small but significant achievements with friends or successful events that can change our life for good. Once Upon a Whisky’s team, want to share the joy with everyone and show the world our recipe for happiness. Whisky is all about fun, and that’s the way it must be.
Once Upon a Whisky was launched in 2017, since then, we have been sharing our passion and knowledge of whisky with others through a unique and postmodern perspective. Showing other whisky enthusiasts that whisky is much more than just an alcoholic beverage. It is a cultural lifestyle that connects people.
Since Once Upon a Whisky was founded, Samuel and Camilo have been sharing the love of whisky not only on the tours with customers from all over the world but also in beautiful tailor-made experiences for corporate clients such as Polestar Interactive, CitizenM Hotels, The University of Glasgow, Visit Scotland, People Make Glasgow, Scapa Fest, among others.
For the near future, Once Upon a Whisky wants to continue passing on the passion in creative and innovative ways. Our vision is to be recognized as the leading company for whisky education in the UK. Nevertheless, this is only the beginning of what we want to achieve. That’s our dream and we want you to join us on a fantastic journey full of stories, education, fun, and of course, loads of good whisky to share.
Please, come join us to one of our whisky experiences, we promise lots of fun and a story to tell back home.