I started with Instagram and let's be honest, creating a solid handle that sums you up in a couple letters is hard! I'm a dad, so that had to be in there somehow because family is the most important thing to me. The subject matter is craft beverages and I love me a good barrel-aged cocktail or barrel-aged beer, so add that to the mix. I'm also easy going with a tongue-in-cheek sense of humor. When I thought about it, barrel-aged beverages are mature, refined and smooth around the edges so it was a nice metaphorical spin on my advanced age and life experience.
I do! (have other interests) Of course, spending time with the fam. I'm a fortuitous foodie, but always open to a good hole-in-the-wall restaurant. I love to travel the world and experience new things in good company. My background is in design, so I naturally enjoy taking a deeper look at the visual and experiential design in everything around us. I'm a music and movie junkie and can carry on conversations just using movie quotes.
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I get this question often so I've put together an all-inclusive page of everything I use, from cameras to shaker tins.
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Go-to: I'm a whiskey guy, so it's hard to beat the simplicity of a good Old Fashioned. If I see a muddled cherry and orange though, I'm out.
Hard pass: I'll try anything twice...except for Jagermeister. We had a nasty falling out in college.
I style and shoot all photos and videos. On the rare occasion I didn't shoot it, there will be a photo credit associated with the content. I started in 2016 on a used Canon T3i with the "nifty fifty" plastic 50mm 1.8 lens (great starter kit!). I eventually upgraded to a Canon 5d Mark III. As of March 2018 I swapped it for a 6d Mark II . We're still dating, so far I like her a lot. Time will tell.