What I Do

I Do What I Want & I Love What I Do


Jay is the Managing Editor and Spirits Critic for WhiskeyRaiders – a novel new whiskey production that brings a wealth of ratings information to drinkers in one easy to understand Raided Score via aggregation.


Jay is the founder of Aficionados Group – a crossroads of spirits experts and members of the Aficionados Discord server – picking small batches and eclectic runs of spirits for purchase by enthusiasts across the internet.


Looking to take part or gift a privately hosted tasting? Whether you’re hoping to learn the ropes of tasting, explore the world of bourbon and whiskey, or perhaps investigate something more unique, Jay offers casual and expert tastings to meet any spec. Jay can support tastings of 2-25 (greater with additional notice) individuals covering the following spirits categories: Bourbon & American Whiskey, Scotch Whisky, International Whiskey, Agave (Tequila / Mezcal / Destilado), Brandy, Rum, Gin & More. If you’re interested in a tasting – please don’t hesitate to reach out.

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Weekly Whiskey with John & Jay is a casual, weekly live stream with supporting video content comprised of the pair’s humor, antics and expertise in the whiskey world. Weekly Whiskey streams every Tuesday at 9pm Central with After Hours segments dropping every Thursday.


Jay has the tools to help brands and distilleries fine tune new or existing releases, contract blend when a sharp palate is desired, expand retail efficiency and select rockstar single barrels. Contact Me for more information and to get in touch.


Jay is a member of the ASCOT Awards Council of Tasters – a new, comprehensive spirits competition for brands and producers that takes advantage of a wide panel of spirits experts the world across.


Jay has helped numerous groups, societies and businesses select barrels for charities, group selections and general events through his expertise in spirits sourcing. If you’re looking for help with a single barrel program, selecting a particular spirit or batch, drop by and Contact.