Tracie Franklin is a whiskey educator, public speaker, consultant, and distiller who lives in Washington D.C. In her previous life, she traveled the world performing in theatre productions and now uses those skills to share her passion for whiskey with diverse groups. She has shared her knowledge in numerous publications and on the small screen with the Today Show, CBS This Morning, and Good Day Chicago.
As an educator, Tracie enjoys working with bar professionals, spirits enthusiasts, and curious newbies who want to learn a new appreciation for the vast and delicious world of spirits. She's been featured at events for Drexel University, Google, Peloton, Essence Festival, Beverage Alcohol Resource, Keepers of the Quaich, and Charleston Food and Wine.
She has numerous certifications in Wine and Spirits and is pursuing her Diploma in Distillation from IBD. She left her role of Glenfiddich National Ambassador to become the first intern in the Nearest and Jack Leadership Acceleration program. An intense educational opportunity which allowed her to travel the USA working and studying with legendary distillers, blenders, biologists and educators. She is a 2020 Icon of Whisky, a 2022 Imbibe 75 Person to Watch, and is in the Dames Hall of Fame for making a lasting impact on the spirits industry. She hopes to help create a more inclusive and colorful spirits industry. Follow her Spirited Adventures on IG @Spirited_Tracie.