Board of Advisors

When we’re stumped, we ask these fine men and women for help:

Lew Bryson, Whiskey Author, Former Managing Editor of Whisky Advocate

Lew BrysonLew Bryson has been writing about beer and spirits full-time since 1995. He was the managing editor of Whisky Advocate from 1996 through 2015, writing a regular column on American whiskey, reviewing craft, Canadian, and American whiskeys, and a frequent feature writer.

Bryson is the author of Tasting Whiskey (Storey Publishing, 2014), a broad survey of the whiskeys of the world, their history and manufacture. He has also written four regional brewery guidebooks from Stackpole Books: Pennsylvania Breweries (4 editions); New York Breweries;Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Breweries; and New Jersey Breweries (with Mark Haynie).

He was selected as the 2008 winner of the Michael Jackson Beer Journalism Award (Trade and Specialty Beer Media). He has served as a judge on the Professional Blind Tasting Panel at the Great American Beer Festival.

Lew Bryson lives north of Philadelphia with his wife and two Welsh Corgis.

Lisa Donoughe, Founder and Principal, Watershed Communications 

LisaDBlessed with a super sensitive nose and a particularly pertinent palate, Lisa Donoughe found her way into the food and drink world relatively quickly. Once she was there, she demonstrated that she is indeed one of those rare creatures who is both creative thinker and implementer.

Before she landed in Portland, Lisa started shaping some of the biggest names from her big agency perch of New York City. Big brands? There were plenty, Lisa developed national PR campaigns for Wild Turkey Bourbon, Bombay Sapphire, Stolichnaya Vodka, San Pellegrino, and Campari, to name a few. Lisa loves working with brands that excite her palate and have inspiring stories to tell.

Lisa is happiest spring-boarding America’s great food and drink minds, quality ingredients, poignant places and ingenious products with a conscience that define our culture. Joining the advisory board of The Whiskey Wash was a natural progression, combining her editorial knowhow, keen palate, and love of whiskey to lend her insight and expertise to a great publication.