John is an Army officer from suburban Washington, D.C. He has been a bourbon enthusiast since 1999. His first bottle was Maker’s Mark; his first distillery tour was Woodford Reserve. He enjoys studying American whiskey history, drinking antique spirits, and wasting time on He is a husband and father, Kentucky Colonel and the author of Bourbon & Bullets, the only book completely dedicated to military veterans in the American whiskey industry, past and present.


Will is from the North Carolina piedmont and works in the banking industry. He is the descendant of a long line of Kentuckians and has also been a bourbon enthusiast for nearly two decades. He is a husband, expert photographer, and Smooth Ambler fanboy. Cheers!