Nashville, TN


Since accepting a position in March of 2019 to direct the beverage programme for North Nashville-based craft cocktail lounge Minerva Avenue, J.A. Harrison has advanced to the top-ten international finals for North, Central, and South America in Brugal 1888’s “Nearly Neat” 2019 cocktail competition, where he placed 3rd out of an initial 500 contestants for the Americas; placed in the top three finalists for Dave Wondrich’s “Punchout” in conjunction with the 2019 Nashville Cocktail Festival; and has been named in the Nashville Post. After spending two years as the Director of Events’ Coordination for the Nashville chapter of the United States Bartenders’ Guild, J.A. Harrison was elected in January of 2019 by the Nashville bartending community as the USBG Chapter President, and is committed to making his city’s blossoming beverage community a rich and thriving environment for all to grow and practice their craft.