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ABOUT
Clark Liquor Brokerage was formed in January 2010 by Gary Clark with the intent of giving proper representation to brands that deserved more
attention than they were receiving.  I decided to focus primarily on retail Distilled Spirits because this is a separate skill set from dealing with
wine and beer.  In Texas, Distilled Spirits, regardless of alcohol content, may only be sold at retail by Package (Liquor) Stores. 
Grocery & Convenience channels may not sell any Distilled Spirits in Texas.




gary clark
GARY CLARK
I am a 25+ year veteran of the Adult Beverage industry.
Starting in 1988 as a restaurant and bar manager before moving into the wholesale business in 1993.  I have held various sales and management roles for Tarrant Distributors (now RNDC), Glazer's Wholesale (now Southern Glazers) and Mexcor Distributors before starting Clark Liquor Brokerage in 2010. 

I am an expert on the subject of Whisk(e)y, with an emphasis on Single Malt Scotch Whisky and Japanese Whisky.  I was Johnnie Walker Salesman of the Year for Texas in 1998. I frequently conduct consumer tastings including the inaugural Houston Whiskey Social in March 2016, an October 2015 presentation for Arran Whisky at Trinity Hall in Dallas, TX and Whiskies of the World in Austin & Houston in 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013.  I presented my products to the Clan MacLeod at their 2013 AGM in San Antonio, TX and I led a tasting for the Robert Burns dinner at the Houston Club in 2014 & 2016.  I have visited over 30 Malt Distilleries in Scotland and many of the Whiskey Distilleries in the USA and Canada.

In an effort to continue expanding my knowledge, I received my Level 1 certification in Sake from WSET in August 2016.  I expect to publish my book about Japanese Whisky in 2017.



 


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Texas Package Stores Association

Gary has been an Associate Member of the Texas Package Stores Association since 2009.

TPSA 2017
2017 Fort Worth
tpsa 2014
2014 Fort Worth
tpsa2013 Arlingtontpsa2012 Dallas2011 San Antonio

2010 Galveston