Author Wes

Senior Staff Writer, Wes, was born and raised in Darlington, South Carolina and attended college at the United States Air Force Academy. After flying helicopters for the Air Force and teaching at the Air Force Academy, he retired in beautiful Colorado Springs, Colorado, after twenty years of military service. He now works in public school education, is married with three children, and leads the monthly Proper Pour Whisk(e)y Club. You can follow him on Twitter @WesModernThirst and e-mail him at

The Macallan Edition No. 3


How does The Macallan Edition 3 stack up to the palate of World Whiskey Writer, Wes Jolly? Read on to find out!

Ardbeg Drum (Standard Release)


Wes Tastes and rates Ardbeg Drum Standard Release Scotch. To see how it stacks up with the Committee Release, check out the full review!

Elijah Craig Barrel Proof B519


ModernThirst tastes and rates the latest release of Elijah Craig Barrel Proof, Batch B519. Read the full review to find out how it stacks up!

Kavalan Solist Sherry Cask


Kavalan Solist Sherry Cask is one of the highest scoring whiskys ever rated by ModernThirst. Check out the full review!

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