029 – A Bourbon Christmas Gift Exchange with John Kowalczyk

John Kowalczyk reveals how he started a Bourbon Christmas Gift Exchange that grew from just a handful of friends to an event that is sponsored by liquor stores and distilleries.

Show Notes:

  • Overview of the past few bottles to come out and Ryan is becoming a dusty hunter after attending Whiskey Pig at Willett Distillery.
  • What’s your bourbon story? How did you get into it?
  • Tell us about your Bourbon Gift Exchange
  • Are there rules to your gift exchange?
  • Throw out some of the names of the brands you had your first year
  • How did more people find out about it and spread?
  • Is there a certain bottle that stands out among the crowd?
  • How did you get sponsorships from local stores and even distilleries?
  • What are the plans for this year? Are you trying to step it up?
  • After the exchange is over, do people just immediately open their bottle and start sharing?

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