“Sip it and dream — it is a dream itself. Sip it and say there is no solace for the soul, no tonic for the body like old Bourbon whiskey.” -J. Soule Smith
This site was created with a pretty simple mission in mind: To provide the most relevant, usable content to whiskey consumers of all levels and expertise, share my passion for American Whiskey, and to be a trusted whiskey resource for you.
In addition to whiskey reviews, I intend to showcase the great people that dedicate their lives to making the finest American Whiskey. It’s a labor of love for the individuals that make a living around whiskey. I’ve heard some folks say, “If you want to make a little money in the whiskey business, first start with a lot of money.” The same is true for much of the beverage alcohol business, but people do it because they love it.
It also takes a lot of hard work and craftsmanship to make great whiskey; from farmers cultivating grains, barrel coopers coaxing desired flavors from natural resources like American White Oak, recipe formulation, distillation, tasting, waiting, and more tasting and waiting. All of it is done to produce one of the most affordable luxuries on the planet.
Finally, Websites like this are the most fun when visitors comment and interact with one another. I want to encourage you to comment and share whenever you can. Please don’t hesitate to drop me a line with suggestions or just to touch base. Thank you for visiting.
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NOTE: Whiskey is something to be respected, not abused. Please enjoy it responsibly if you are of legal drinking age.