Patick van Zuidam is managing director and master distiller at his family owned distillery, Zuidam Distillers. He started distilling when he was 12 years old in his father's distillery that he now runs together with his brother. As such he has a broad experience in the distilling and producing of award-winning, ultra-premium spirits and liqueurs for both European and US markets.He is a judge at numerous international spirits competitions.
Well known brands include Millstone Dutch Single Malt Whisky, Dutch Rye, 100% Pot Still Rye Whisky, Zuidam Dutch Courage Dry Gin, Zuidam Genever Range and Zuidam Liqueur Range.
His involvement with the ISC started as a judge of liqueurs in 1999 and he has been Chairman of liqueur judges since 2000.