Raj was born in England, grew up in Toronto, Canada and so far has lived in 18 cities in 5 countries.
After 25 years in the corporate world Raj decided to follow his passions of fine wine and spirits and in 2009 started Glass Revolution Imports. The name reflects their focus to revolutionize what is in the consumer’s glass. Raj is an avid wine and spirits collector and is WSET (Wine and Spirits Education Trust) Level 3 certified, a WSET Certified Spirits Educator and a Certified Spirits Specialist. Raj has spoken at Whisky and Spirits Conferences around the world.
Glass Revolution is an importer specializing in world class spirits from independent distilleries. Raj personally selects the brands and selections offered.
At present Glass Revolution's portfolio includes: Amrut Single Malts and Rums, Blackadder Whisky, Murray McDavid Whisky, Drouet Cognac, Mahon Gin and a number of Single Malt Independent Bottlers. Glass Revolution were the first to import Single Malt Whiskies from India, Czech, England and Australia, into the USA. Glass Revolution’s portfolio includes a number of multi-award winning products, including 4 World Whiskies of The Year.
Glass Revolution has been recognized as “Whisky Importer of the Year” for 2013, 2014 and 2015 by Whisky Magazine’s Icons of America Whisky. In 2017 Whisky Magazine recognized Raj as World Whisky Ambassador (Highly Commended) with their American Icon’s of Whisky Award.
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