Nick Scarff is Master Blender and Vice President of Business Development at Next Century Spirits. He spearheads product formulation and manages blending for optimum quality and consistency. Nick is a graduate of North Carolina State University with a degree in Bioprocessing Science. He was a fermentation researcher at State before taking roles at distilled spirits technology companies Terressentia Corporation and later, Horner International. Nick has earned more than two dozen medals in international tasting competitions for products he has developed. Throughout his career, he has worked as a freelance spirits consultant, helping distilleries and brands with product development, inventory management, quality control systems, business strategies, and regulatory compliance. Nick writes for a well-known whiskey publication, runs a tasting club, rebuilds vintage motorcycles, plays in a local band, practices target archery, and spends time with his golden retriever.