Evan Cattanach - Master Distiller (Father)
Gregor Cattanach - Global Brand Ambassador for Diageo Scotch Whiskies (Son)
Gregor Cattanach, Son and Global Brand Ambassador for Diageo Scotch Whiskies - Following in his father’s footsteps, Gregor is the Global Brand Ambassador for Diageo Scotch Whiskies. He hails from the region of Speyside, Scotland. “Officially” in the whisky business since 2000, whisky has really been a life long love affair for Gregor. He grew up at distilleries such as Caol Ila on Islay, Coleburn, Cragganmore and Cardhu in Speyside where his father worked as Master Distiller of these quality single malts, while also teaching Gregor a few tricks of the trade along the way. Today, Gregor travels the world conducting whisky tastings. Having recently become a new father to his daughter Clara, Father’s Day now holds a new significance for Gregor.
Avery Ames - "The Long Quiche Goodbye"
Avery Aames is the pseudonym for Daryl Wood Gerber. As Avery, she signed her first three-book publishing contract with Berkley Prime Crime and is writing A Cheese Shop Mystery Series, the first of which, The Long Quiche Goodbye, will appear July 2010. The series is set in idyllic Holmes County, Ohio, and features Charlotte Bessette, a feisty cheese shop owner with a colorful extended family. Daryl has also had short stories published and she created the format for the successful TV series Out of this World that ran for four years in first-run syndication. Daryl podcasts some of her suspense/thriller work on her website. She is a member of Sisters in Crime, its internet group Guppies, Mystery Writers of America, Romance Writers of America and the International Thriller Writers Association. Prior to writing, Daryl was an actress in Los Angeles. A fun tidbit for mystery buffs: she co-starred on the popular series, Murder, She Wrote and Matlock. Daryl graduated from Stanford University. She enjoys golfing, swimming, photography, gardening, gourmet cooking, and has been known to jump out of a perfectly good airplane. She has been happily married for over twenty-five years and has an adorable mutt named Max and a grown son who has flown the coop.
James Brown - James Brown's Place - Rochester, NY