By Karen On September 7, 2022

Future 50

Nominated and made shortlist for the WSET/IWSC ‘Future 50 Awards’ in 2019. Over 600 nominations for these awards.


Karen Locke is Founder of High-Proof Creative. She has written about booze for magazines like GQ magazine, Bon Appétit, Thrillist, Sip Northwest, Chilled, and more. Additionally, Karen has many years of creative, and marketing agency work in Portland. She believes the darker the bar, the better.