Born in Caracas, Venezuela, Arturo Savage has been chef of several important restaurants in the city and served as a consultant throughout the region. Since 1999, he has worked with DIAGEO as a Johnnie Walker brand ambassador in Venezuela, Colombia, Panama, Mexico, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Uruguay, Argentina and the Caribbean islands. As a chef, he has contributed to the DIAGEO scotch portfolio, designing and executing Scotch whisky dinners for Johnnie Walker, James Buchanan and Old Parr. In 2011, Savage began formally as Reserve Whiskies regional brand ambassador for Latin America and the Caribbean, and dedicated full time to DIAGEO, leading the World Class Dark Spirits Waves. Today Savage is respected as a World Whisky Guru. He served as a global judge in the World Class competition finals in 2013 and 2014. As a part of his research, he developed a Scotch whisky food paring and whisky blending lab in which he shares passion and secrets about art of blending Scotch whisky.