Becky Paskin has been writing about food and drink for eight years, but worked as a bartender and restaurant manager some six years prior to swapping aching feet for sitting around all day.
Over that time she has written on all manner of consumables for BigHospitality.co.uk, Restaurant magazine, The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards, The Good Food Guide, The Times, Square Meal and other consumer and trade publications. For three years she worked as deputy editor and then editor of The Spirits Business magazine, which under her stewardship was shortlisted as the world’s best cocktail and spirits publication two years running in the prestigious Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards.
She chaired The Global Spirits Masters blind tasting competition for three years and while a seasoned taster of all manner of spirits, she has a soft spot for whisky (of course), and gin.
In 2016 Becky became the first writer to gain a General Certificate in Distillation from the Institute of Brewing and Distilling, a qualification usually reserved for distillery operators.
She lives in Brighton, along with half of Britain’s drinks writers, and has a needy Siamese cat, named Islay after her favourite Scottish island.
Contrary to her two Scotchwhisky.com compatriots, she does not enjoy football but admires Holly Holm, which if you know anything about UFC, explains everything you need to know.