Oliver Pergl, Tequila Educator, Proximo Spirits

Oli has been with Proximo Spirits for over a year as a Brand Educator for its vast tequila portfolio, mastering the knowledge of 26 varieties of the iconic Mexican Agave-based spirit.

Starting out in an Essex Wetherspoons at just 18 years old, Oli has since gone on to rack up over seven years’ experience in some of the world’s top bars including The Living Room, All Star Lanes, Mahiki, The Roadhouse and the grand opening of Japanese Members Club Ramusake in both London and Dubai.

Oli’s passion has allowed him to frequently lend his skills to the Mexican Chamber of Commerce to promote not just tequila but the Mexican culture, art and heritage that surrounds it. He has represented Mexico at several international tasting festivals and is currently travelling around the UK hosting tasting sessions and seminars about Mexico’s most loved spirit.

In his own words, ‘Working with tequila will always be a passion of mine; there is so much room for the category to grow and to be a part of it is incredibly exciting – I look forward to the future of Agave and battling any challenges that come its way.’

The brands that Oli covers are Jose Cuervo including Reserva de la Familia, Gran Centenario, Maestro Dobel, 1800 ranges, plus Agavero liqueur & Creyente Mezcal. A total of 26 different tequilas/mezcal across 6 brands.