Brett Atlas

Sr. Contributor

Brett serves his opinions and reviews the same as his Bourbon – straight and not watered down. He enjoys picking barrels straight from the rickhouse and using whiskey to raise money for charitable causes. He is especially drawn to the history of Bourbon and particularly the characters that played a role in it. A native Chicagoan, he calls Omaha, Nebraska home, where he runs a national packaging distribution company. Every day begins with a good book and a cup of coffee.

Slabs of ribs eaten
in my lifetime
Average number of books
read each year
Bottles each child will inherit
if I die tomorrow

Fun Facts

I am a licensed attorney in two states and have never practiced law.

I was once detained for two hours by multiple Nevada State Troopers while impersonating Reno Policemen for a road rally to Las Vegas.

I co-created a mobile app using GPS to mark graves in cemeteries.

I will stop whatever I am doing to hear Neko Case singing.

Desert Island Whiskey

Four Roses Private Picks

Elijah Craig Barrel Proof

Thomas H. Handy Rye

“People say they taste mangoes and leather. I don’t put mangoes or leather in the whiskey. I put in corn, and I age it in oak barrels and that’s what I taste: corn and oak!”Parker Beam