I found myself, like many bourbon enthusiasts do, interested in bourbon through a growing interest in the flavors, brands, and history surrounding America’s native spirit. As a big fan of great times, great friends, and great food, it was only natural to expand on the enjoyment of bourbon and learn more. Why does bourbon taste the way it does? How does bourbon lend itself so well to cooking? Why can only certain bottles be found easily? It was this last question that lead me down the rabbit hole…
Finding bottles in one area, sharing with someone, and making connections that last a lifetime is the genetic makeup of the camaraderie found in bourbon geek culture. That culture is what inspired me to start tracking down, and sharing great bottles with friends. For example: a good friend of mine, Sam, who has written for this website on occasion, will trade bottles or samples with me when we find things the other is interested in.
We have helped each other (and our friends) track down bottles they have been looking for, and decided we should expand on that idea across the web by sharing our experiences with you. These days the focus is mostly on doing blind tastings, whiskey reviews, products reviews, and tracking down bottles across the nation in the interest of generating great new whiskey content to share with our friends and readers.
Sharing the good old days of whiskey with families, friends, and readers is important. In the pursuit of this, I will receive media samples of products and/or spirits for the purpose of reviewing. Sharing good information is as important as sharing good whiskey; therefore, The Bourbon Finder Ethos is to strive toward creating entertaining–yet objective–reviews and to provide original commentary for spirits and/or products we receive. We make no promises to brands or suppliers other than we will provide quality photographs and an honest review of items we receive. While we’re not here to bash products or spread cynicism, we understand that a poor review of a product can be as valuable as a positive review, and we will always do our best to share opinions with our audience in both an open and fair manner. Affiliate links are utilized to create revenue to support this website and/or to provide discounts to the audience; however, receiving payment for positive reviews/feedback is not.