Lee Stang

Sr. Contributor

Lee’s bourbon journey started with one mistaken gulp of bourbon and coke as an eight-year-old. While bourbon was always part of his life, Lee followed a beer, wine path for the most part until a bartender poured him a taste of Buffalo Trace in 2007. It was at that point Lee’s love of bourbon really took off. Not only does Lee enjoy a good pour of bourbon but he is more than willing and excited to talk about it. Lee believes that bourbon, and for that matter all spirits, is enhanced by the experience of good company, good conversation and good bars. The combination leads to great stories. Say hi to him when you see him. Lee lives in Leesburg, VA, with his wife, best friend, and drinking partner, Patti. You might find her having a bourbon as well. Both Lee and Patti like to read mystery thrillers and travel. Most likely the travel leads to visits to new bars.

Bottles Opened
And Bunkered
Annual Trips
To Aruba

Fun Facts

Worked 30 years for National Weather Service. Part of 40 year Government career

Graduated from the University of Maryland

Favorite Bar is not a Bourbon Bar, The Ashburn Pub (good selection though)

Coached girls fast pitch softball for five years.

The oldest member of the Bourbon and Banter Team

Saw Yankees play Senators at Griffith Stadium in DC
(Mantle, Maris, Ford, Harmon Killebrew)

Desert Island Whiskey

William Larue Weller

Blanton’s Gold Label

Four Roses Private Barrel
Selection of my choosing, OESO or OBSV

Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel

E H Taylor Small Batch

“Whiskey! Thins down the mix. Gives us another 50 RPM”Lt. Howard, Chief Engineer