Karl duHoffmann is a Partner at artisanal cider producer Orchard Hill Cider Mill and Senior VP of Sales for Preiss Imports, a pioneering, multi-generation family run importer of premium spirits. His dynamic, informative speaking style and His experience in every aspect of the beverage industry make him a unique voice and sought-after educator, speaker, panelist, and judge in the beverage space. He has experience working as a producer, distributor, importer, and marketer of premium spirits and cider. In addition to creating and launching his own orchard-based cider, he represents or has represented, spirits brands as diverse as The Legendary Silkie, Nikka Japanese whisky, The Glenrothes single Malt, The Glendronach single Malt, Kavalan Taiwanese Whiskey, Kilchomen Islay Single Malt, The Bruichladdich Single malt, Springbank and Balcones Texas Whisky. His seminars and classes have been presented at venues as diverse as The Tales of the cocktail, Astor Center in NYC, the British Consulate in Washington DC, and the NY Yacht club.