Justine and Karen first met at the Scottish Field Whisky Challenge in 2015.
The challenge was to blind taste and score over 80 whiskies for The Readers' Choice category.
A few years on and Justine and Karen regularly enjoy sharing a dram together.
Just the one mind; not 85!
Karen is the co-founder and Managing Director of Angels' Share Glass.
She has been awarded Entrepreneur of the Year and is a (WES) Women's Enterprise Scotland ambassador, holding a committee position for The British Association of Women Entrepreneurs Scotland.
Karen is also a business judge for The Scottish Whisky Awards.
Karen Somerville and Justine Hazlehurst are the founders and directors of the annual Fife Whisky Festival.
After three hugely successful events, the Fife Whisky Festival has become a fixture on every whisky enthusiast's calendar!
We look forward to seeing you in Cupar in 2022!
Justine is the founder of Kask Whisky, a whisky events company based in Edinburgh.
She is a judge on tasting panels for the Scottish Whisky Awards, World Whiskies Awards and the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Awards.
Justine's written work has been published in The Keeper and Whisky Magazine.