Douglas Kragel has been in the wine and spirits industry for more than a decade. Before becoming the National Brand Ambassador for George Dickel Tennessee Whisky, he worked as a sales representative with a distributor managingretail store locations, bars and restaurants in the Baltimore-Washington DC metro area. Douglas became enthralled with the spirits industry, taking time to truly understand the inner-workings of the business and becoming something of a historian in the world of American spirits. He soon discovered that his passion resided in whiskey and jumped at the chance to train at the George Dickel distillery where he cultivated his passion and learned the production process from grain to bottle.
Douglas, born in Lexington, KY, was raised a southern gentleman, with the majority of his family residing within the two states of Kentucky and Tennessee. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Kentucky and currently resides in Nashville, TN with his wife Marcella and daughter McKenna.