Most of us will never get paid to drink whiskey. We’ll never be master distillers. We’ll never be master blenders. We’ll never be international whiskey reps. That’s ok. It’s not going to stop us from being a part of whiskey society. We won’t be left out.
That determination has led to hundreds of personal whiskey blogs, countless tastings, and an unfathomable number of conversations about whiskey.
Who’s doing all this? You are!
You read about, post about, talk about, comment on, taste, and share whiskey. Why? Because you love whiskey. You love being a part of whiskey’s history. You love your memories surrounding it. You love the stories that come from it. And you love the people you’ve tipped a dram back with.
Because of you, the whiskey industry is hurled forward. You’re the voice brands hear. You’re the voice your friends hear. You’re the whiskey intermediary. You’re the whiskey enthusiast.
It’s time the world knows who you are.
Who will tell the tale of your contributions?
We want to shine the spotlight on you and say “Thank you” for all you’ve done to support this age old drink. How will we do that?
We proudly present the Whisk(e)y Warrior Award.
What’s the Whisk(e)y Warrior Award?
At the beginning of each month, someone will be awarded the prodigious title of Whisk(e)y Warrior. A question and answer interview will be conducted with the valiant warrior, and then distributed to the world in a special Whisk(e)y Warrior release. Distinct and exclusive privileges come with the title, one of which will be donning the Whisk(e)y Warrior's Coat of Arms. The first award will be given this April!
What’s a Whisk(e)y Warrior?
A Whisk(e)y Warrior is someone who does not make their primary income from whiskey. Instead they devote their evenings and weekends to absorbing whiskey insights, and then educate others on what they’ve learned. They also contribute to the whiskey community. They’re the first friend you think of when you need a whiskey recommendation or have a question.
How are you nominated for the award?
Click this link: Whisk(e)y Warrior Award, and follow the instructions. Nominate someone you think deserves the title.
Our purpose in creating this award is to help make the whiskey community even tighter and more close-knit. So many of you are making wonderful contributions to the world of whiskey and not asking for anything in return. We feel you deserve a big thank you!
Is there someone who you think is a Whisk(e)y Warrior? Click here to nominate them!
— Zac Smith
Whisk(e)y Warrior's Coat of Arms: