Rev. Chris Thoma


Reverend Christopher I. Thoma is a Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod pastor serving a congregation in Michigan. Somewhat of a world traveler in former years, having spent several summers visiting and teaching in Russia, his journey across the borderlands and into the kingdom of whisky began during a return-flight layover in London, England. It was there that a kindly shop owner convinced him to consider whisky’s vast landscape while at the same time offering to share together in a few of the establishment’s finer editions. Since then, the Reverend has become convinced that there are few things in this life that he truly loves more than a good dram. Of course the Lord Christ and his family hold such a station. Nevertheless, whisky is very nearly within the assemblage. Quite simply, he loves it. Apart from this, it should be noted that Reverend Thoma is allergic to sharks, has a 4th degree black belt in Monopoly, is more or less bored by scary movies, and drives a black Jeep Wrangler he calls Vader but actually pretends is the Millennium Falcon.

Times I’ve wished I
owned an X-Wing Fighter
Bottles Owned, Opened,
and Bunkered
Squatters in my home who
say they’re my children

Fun Facts

I was arrested and detained in Russia by some corrupt militia men hustling me for money.

I was shot through the hand while driving.

I was bitten by a fox snake.

I once found myself being circled by sharks, and as a result, will never again step foot into the ocean.

I was the lead singer and guitarist for the mid-90s rock band “Boxhead.”

I’m really pretty good with Greek, Hebrew, Latin, Russian, and Spanish.

I write poetry and consider myself a hymnographer.

Desert Island Whiskey

The Balvenie 17 Year Old Sherry Oak

The Balvenie 30 Year Old

Glengoyne 21 Year Old

Laphroaig 18 Year Old

Laphroaig Quarter Cask


Henry McKenna Single Barrel 10 Year Old

“A glass full of whisky never really solved anyone’s problems. Although, I’m pretty sure a glass full of milk never really did either.”Somebody Somewhere