JASON SILVERMAN

2016 Spirits of Mexico Judge

JASON SILVERMAN
2016 Spirits of Mexico Judge
New York, NY

COMPANY: Silverline Consulting
WEBSITE: Tequilaexpertnyc.com
TWITTER: @jayagave

As former Beverage Director of Agave NYC in New York City Jason Silverman has turned an already excellent tequila bar and drinks program into a very memorable and unique destination for tequila and mezcal aficionado’s.

Having spent 12 years as a professional chef in 4 star restaurants and hotels, Jay had prepared his palate to appreciate the various intricacies of the wide range of tequilas that can be found on the market. As a traveler to Jalisco and the Tequila regions of Mexico, Jay has studied firsthand the process of how tequila is made to bring that appreciation to others.

Jay’s cocktails have been featured in Men’s Health, USA Today, Epicurious, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Good Day New York, and the cover of Cheers, a bar business magazine. Agave was rated one of the best tequila bars in the world by Spirits Business Journal in London.

This fall Jay is working on a new mezcaleria project called Madre with the team from El Atorodera in Brooklyn.

Jay lives in Brooklyn with his wife Jan and son’s Max and Adam and enjoys traveling,dining, and researching cultures and cuisine.

2016 Judges

JUNIOR MERINO

JUNIOR MERINO

New York, NY

COMPANY: The Liquid Chef, LLC
theliquidchefinc.com

TODD THRASHER

TODD THRASHER

Alexandria, VA

COMPANY: Restaurant Eve
restauranteve.com

CLAYTON SZCZECH

CLAYTON SZCZECH

Mexico City, MX

COMPANY: Experience Tequila
experiencetequila.com

KELLIE THORN

KELLIE THORN

Atlanta, GA

COMPANY: Empire State South
empirestatesouth.com

JASON SILVERMAN

JASON SILVERMAN

New York, NY

COMPANY: Silverline Consulting
Tequilaexpertnyc.com