I started drinking a lot of spirits to get an appreciation for what the different types were all about. You know, I drank spirits but I wasn’t that focused on the nuances.
I still remember the first time I drank, it was a Scotch whiskey or something like that, in which I was actually paying attention to what was going on. I thought, This is amazing, because there’s so much sophistication in a Scotch whiskey like this, I was blow away. I had never had whiskeys that were that dynamic and that bright.
- Brad Estabrooke, ‘the first gin distiller in Brooklyn since prohibition’