All Things Whisky was founded as an offshoot from our sister site, Liquorature. In Liquorature we speak to books, whiskies, rum and all things related to the arts. As interest in the site’s whisky content grew, the decision was made to launch All Things Whisky.
Who we are…
The Collective is an amorphous l’il crew of sippers and swillers who gather to share, taste and revel in all things whisky. Membership is fluid and any given gathering or event could contain a different configuration. These are the lads (and once or twice, the lasses) who help keep me honest, drain my bottles, share theirs and contribute tasting notes and the amazing conversations that are the real reason we do this.
To all who have been, or will be, part of The Collective…slainte!
Blame me. I’m the one who started this little venture. On second thought…blame the drink. Or better yet…all of the fine industry folks who produce said drink and help to get it into our hands.
No Oscar speech, but I do have to say a big ‘thank you’ to my beautiful bride (as should all of you gents out there) who is infinitely patient with my obsession and often shares her nose when I just need someone to appreciate a fine dram.
I’m the guy who writes the scored reviews here, and excepting Maltmonster’s brilliant pieces and occasional news blurbs…nearly all other content as well.
Apologies for occasional lapses or periods of quiet. Balancing ATW with a day job and family life ain’t always easy. Rest assured though…I’ll always be back.
My anonymous mate, colleague and counterpart. More importantly…a good friend with a wicked sense of humor and a great mind, who never ceases to boggle me with stunning insight and the ability to draw tenuous connections between the most abstract of situations and concepts. This beast prefers to lurk in relative obscurity, all the while feeding the conspiracy theorists juicy tidbits and red herrings.
All kidding aside…a down-home kinda guy who knows his whisky and does his best at warehousing as much as he can slip by his wife. His personal collection is one I envy. The Monster provides some glorious insight into spectacular whiskies not often reviewed out there. His contribution to ATW is invaluable.
Maltmonster’s tasting notes, features and conclusions are my personal favorite aspect of the ATW site. As all great artists should sign their work and let the masses offer thanks and praise, I cling to hope that one day the Maltmonster will reveal his true identity to the public.
While we do this for fun, we also do it for you. The goal is simply to provide a resource to find some insight and experience. You may not always agree, but that’s where the fun begins. Much appreciation from ATW to the folks who lurk and drop a line or two either via email or in the comments on the site. Thanks for sharing your experiences. Until we meet in person…glasses high.