CJ COWAN

2017 Spirits of Mexico Judge

CJ COWAN
Seattle, WA

COMPANY: Cowan is the Creative Director for an un-announced project he’d love to tell you about… but only over a smoky Reposado.

TWITTER: @stormincow

CJ Cowan has been a storyteller in the video game industry for nearly twenty years, and those years have required a lot of tequila. For over a decade, he was the Director of Cinematics at Bungie Studios for several Halo titles and the initial launch of Destiny, before becoming Story Lead on Destiny’s House of Wolves and Taken King expansions. Recently, he has left Bungie to start a new company, and is the Creative Director for an un-announced project he’d love to tell you about… but only over a smoky Reposado.

His tequila tastes vary with the seasons, from chilled, sharp Blancos on the deck in the summer, to smooth and meaty Extra-Anejos by the campfire in winter, but he’s a firm believer in tasting the agave itself, regardless of the distilling and ageing process it underwent. For him it is about the journey. He believes the best thing about this spirit is that “Every tequila tells a story, and every story is best told over tequila.”