GEAR PATROL & Men’s Health

Jay’s been featured in several Gear Patrol pieces focused on the world of whiskey. He’s been referred to as ‘The Most Prolific Whiskey Reviewer on the Internet’ and also weighed in on topics like sourcing and single barrel selections.


Kenny, Fred and Ryan’s charm with Bourbon Pursuit is undeniable, and Jay has been a featured guest on both the podcast (Episode 230), and a panelist for Bourbon Pursuit’s first annual Whiskey From Home Conference.

Jay’s appeared on a wide variety of podcasts since his time on Bourbon Pursuit:

The RumCast

Jay had the pleasure to join Will & John of The RumCast podcast to discuss all things XXX Rum, Aficionados Group, Professional Spirits Tasting and more!


Jay was a featured panelist for Repeal Day Expo 2020 – the worlds first entirely virtual conference celebrating the repealing of Prohibition, hosted and orchestrated by Fred Minnick. Jay was joined by guests from the Mezcal industry to speak on Mezcal & Tequila.

He returned in 2021 to moderate a panel regarding Dry Counties and Other Dumb Alcohol Laws with guests KY State Senator Damon Thayer + David Wojnar w/DISCUS.


Ahead of the curve, as always, Bourbon Pursuit came up with a great concept – the worlds first virtual bourbon expo to soothe the early blues of the COVID-19 quarantine. Joined by many familiar faces and experts of the bourbon world, Jay presented alongside Dads Drinking Bourbon, and The Bourbon Enthusiast to talk about Sleeper Bourbons.


Jay was joined by Grant & Tim of Chattanooga Whiskey, Blake Riber of Bourbonr and Seelbach’s, John of Dad’s Drinking Bourbon Podcast and Nick from Breaking Bourbon to make the first ever Chattanooga Whiskey Single Barrel Selection.


Dixeebe Mezcal launched recently under the guiding hand of Asis Cortes. Jay joined representatives from Mezcalistas, Panorama Mezcal, and SACRED by invitation from MezcalPhd to learn about and enjoy the first taste of Dixeebe’s newest expressions.


Jay contributed a piece regarding whiskey drinkers and their journey and discovery of other spirits to – a hit mezcal focused ratings website that has grown to cult popularity and extreme respect in the agave community.