PEI Liquor Celebrate Winter
JUDY HORNYIK PRODUCT ADVISOR Store #004, Summerside Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET®) Level 3
FEATURED PRODUCT ADVISOR JUDY HORNYIK
HOWDID YOU GET STARTED AT PEI LIQUOR?
are always arriving, I love the continued learning and keeping track of worldwide trends affecting the industry.
I had been living off Island in Ontario where I worked in the Ontario hospitality industry for the company, Distillers. I became familiar with products such as Johnnie Walker Scotch and Tanqueray Gin. After gaining knowledge in the industry I found myself moving back to PEI, and a job came up at the PEI Liquor Commission and I felt it would be the perfect fit!
IN YOUR OPINION, WHATWERE SOME OF THE FAVORITES FROM 2017?
As we begin a New Year and reflect on 2017, there is no doubt that it was a great year with lots of new and exciting products! We can’t forget the release of Matos Anisette , a liquorice flavoured liqueur very unique in a bottle with crystal- lized sugar and fennel stem, made here on PEI. Another exciting product was Blue Lobster Vodka produced by N.S. Spirit Co. of Pictou, N.S. This vodka won a gold medal at the prestigious International Spirits Competition in San Francisco that drew more than 1500 competitors from over 60 countries.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE PART ABOUTWORKING AT PEI LIQUOR?
Everyday there is something new! People are always looking for innovative recommendations, and there are always new products hitting the shelves. My favorite part of working with PEI Liquor, is assisting consumers with their beverage choices for all occasions, receiving positive feedback from customers on the selections I have recommended to them. As new products
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