James Lester

James Lester, a self-identified “booze nerd,” is co-owner/operator of Sons of Vancouver, an award winning distillery in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. In 2013 Lester founded and continues to head the much acclaimed Vancouver Gin Society. He also runs a unique three student distillery course a couple of times a year in which Sons of Vancouver opens it’s doors and financials to the prospective distillers, some of whom have gone on to open their own award winning distilleries. In addition to helping launch a rum brand this winter, Lester can be spotted in the woods snowshoeing and picking mushrooms.