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.
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
Brett’s Recent Posts
- How The Bourbon Crusaders Determined the Best Bourbons on the Shelf
- Bourbon Justice Book Review
- Russell’s Reserve 2002 Review
- Introducing Rising Tide Spirits with Ed Bley
- Duke Cannon Big American Bourbon Soap Review
- Bourbonomics: Taking Advantage of Human Nature
- Barrell Rye Batch #2 Review
- Gordy Hue and the Greatest Bourbon Story You’ve Never Heard
- Brett Atlas’ Best of 2017
- Taste More, Listen Less