067 – Jack Rose is the Hottest Bourbon Bar Destination with Bill Thomas, Owner

Bill Thomas (@MashBill_Thomas), Owner of Jack Rose (@JackRoseinDC), tells his history of turning a passion for whiskey and 20 years of dusty hunting into the single largest collection of epic bourbon that is available for sale at Jack Rose Dining Saloon in Washington D.C.

Show Notes:

  • Talk about your history and your love affair with bourbon?
  • Explain to the listeners, what is Jack Rose?
  • How many bottles do you have in inventory?
  • Is it safe to assume that every bourbon bar in the nation aspires to be Jack Rose?
  • How do you source all of your older vintage whiskey?
  • Do you think most of your patrons prefer older or newer stuff?
  • How do you keep your personal vs business bunker separate?
  • If you were to share a drink with one person, past or present or fiction, who would it be?
  • What’s the best find you’ve ever had?
  • Talk about choosing barrels that have leaks
  • You have a crazy amount of Willetts. So talk about how you got connected with Drew
  • You can see the passion is there for you. Do you ever get burnt out always having to chase?

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