My wife and I noticed a need in the whiskey community.
What was it?
There was no award for the grassroots supporters of the whiskey community.
We saw lots of awards (rightly created) for Distillers, Blenders, Bar Tenders, Brand Reps, and other whiskey industry people. But there was no award for the enthusiast, only for the professional. Only for people who were already getting paid to drink whiskey.
So we decided to create a monthly award in the hopes of accomplishing two things:
First, we would shine the spotlight on the whiskey community underdogs. The award would be for those who spend their own time and money helping others learn about our golden spirit. An award for those who would contribute to a better and more welcoming whiskey culture. An award for the bloggers, podcasters, reviewers, organizers, and good-hearted neighbors next door. An award for the whiskey weekend-warrior.
Second, by highlighting local whiskey enthusiasts who were already generous, kind, inclusive, and fun, then perhaps we could encourage others in the community to imitate them. Perhaps we could move our whiskey culture forward from the bottom up, instead of from the top down.
And so we created the Whisk(e)y Warrior Award and we couldn’t be happier with the results.
Well, we're now two years, twenty-five winners, and thousands of followers into it and we're at a turning point.
If this award is going to continue to grow, if it's going to continue to encourage a more wonderful whiskey culture, then we need your help.
Would you like to be a part of a nicer, more inclusive, friendly whiskey world?
You can help make that happen.
If you've got the time but not the money, then do what you can to help your local whiskey drinkers. Every little bit brings us closer.
If you've got the money but not the time, then join one of our Patreon tiers by clicking the button below and let's make a difference together. One Whisk(e)y Warrior Award at a time.
The first 25 people to sign up at ANY membership level get a free Sequential Whiskey Tasting Notebook in addition to the rewards for that tier!
What is Patreon?
Patreon is a way for you to join our community and support the Whisk(e)y Warrior Award.