I’m Luke, a Melbourne-based freelance writer, whisky presenter and spirits judge. Formerly a bartender and educator at Melbourne’s award-winning Whisky & Alement, I’ve been the spirits and cocktail columnist for Fairfax Media’s Executive Style, a judge at the Australian Distilled Spirits Awards, and am currently the Australasian correspondent for Whisky Quarterly.

My work on drinks, travel and culture has appeared in a range of Australian and international publications, including The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian Financial Review, Scotchwhisky.com, The Spirits Business and many more. My first book, The Australian Spirits Guide, was published in 2016 by Hardie Grant Books.

I’ve frequently been interviewed about my work and the broader spirits industry on radio, appearing on 3AW, 2UE and 2GB. I’ve also appeared on ABC Radio’s Nightlife program on a number of occasions, and I was recently interviewed on ABC Television’s The World to discuss the international whisky industry.

If you have a question or would like to get in touch, drop me a line over on the contact page.