Luke Castle

Sr. Contributor

Growing up in Minnesota gives a person a great appreciation for anything that warms the body and soul.

Whiskey and wine have been helping to warm Luke for many years. Jim Beam and coke morphed into whiskey waters and eventually Bourbon. Two buck chuck led to several trips to Napa Valley and a love for most varietals of wine. He is fortunate enough to have travelled most of the US through his career in financial services. A beautiful and understanding wife mostly tolerates his other hobbies including golf, hunting and reading. 2 young kids keep them busy as well. Appreciation for the subtle differences that each decision a distiller makes keeps him coming back for more and has him excited for the future.

Number of BTAC and ORVW bottles
won in 1 night
Number of Full bottles of
Old Crow Chessman owned
Vertical Measured in
inches in College

Fun Facts

Hospital I was born in is now an Insane Asylum

Visited 44 US states

Emceed at a Comedy Club in College

Have an equal number of Bourbon and Wine Bottles

Desert Island Whiskey

2016 WLW

1991 Wild Turkey 8/101

OWA Private Barrels

4 Roses OESF or OESV Private Barrels

“Don’t bother with churches, government buildings or city squares. If you want to know about a culture, spend a night in its bars.” Hemingway