Hi, its me, Jenna!
Hello ladies and gentlemen! I'm very excited to finally bring to you a proper website where I can share all of my thoughts, reviews and adventures with whisk(e)y! My journey here began all by happenstance in a way, as this was never the plan, because I was never into whiskies or really any other spirit outside of a random glass of Two Buck Chuck, or a cold IPA. One warm and breezy summer California night, my husband, brought home a few crates, yes that's right, CRATES of booze. They were filled with rums, whiskies, liqueurs, and a few other bottles to imbibe, from a friend who was closing down his bar program, and graciously gave my husband a great "deal" on the booze. I rolled my eyes, as wives tend to do, and made some smart remark about how we had no room for them, and how gross they all were, and how I would not be helping him drink any of it. My one bad night with Jack Daniels Honey a few years ago showed me that all whiskies were horrible and made you feel like death the next day. A few weeks went by and I was still rolling my eyes, ignoring the bottles of Highland Park 15, Exceptional Grain, Four Roses Single Barrel and Michters Rye, to name a few, and becoming annoyed that they had to now be dusted. One night, as we were winding down for the evening, he pulled out a bottle of Macallan 18, poured it into his glass and sipped it with a cheeky grin. I was compelled to ask him if I could just taste it, knowing I was going to hate it anyway, but thought, hey, maybe I'll earn some major wife points if I too can sip whisky. Well, at that moment, in our tiny living room, my taste buds were introduced to an explosion of flavor and I was presented with the keys to Whiskydom. I loved it, and was so confused as to why! How could something taste so rich and velvety and magnificent? How could my taste buds be celebrating like this? How could this be whisky? Why dont I need to mix this with a coke to enjoy this? Why do I now want my own glass of whisky? WHAT IS HAPPENING? WHO AM I?
So many questions raced through my head that night, and I knew that I had to learn about this crazy liquid that knocked me off my feet. So, I thought, hey, I'll start an Instagram account and hopefully there will be others who love whisky too and will point me in the right direction, and help me figure out what this whisky stuff is and why I liked it so much. And here we are, a year and a half into this journey, and what a ride it has been! I have been able to learn massive amounts of information, drink some remarkable whiskies, and meet some truly outstanding people! Thank you all for being here and supporting me through my journey of trying to figure this whisky thing out! Thank you to all of those who have shared their whiskies with me, taught me, corrected me, pushed my palate outside of its comfort zone, and encouraged me to take this seriously. Thank you to all of you who have supported me in all of these ways and more! You are such an important part of this journey and I'm so happy you're here and allowing me to share it with you! Heres to many more drams and amazing moments!