Author Wes

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

American Single Malts – Part 2


ModernThirst takes on a multi-label tasting of American Single Malt Whiskeys, a fast-growing and still-defining segment of the American Spirits Industry.

Stranahan’s Snowflakes


ModernThirst discusses Stranahan’s Snowflake, a limited release from Stranahan’s Distillery in Denver, CO, and provides ratings on releases #1-5.

Compass Box Phenomenology


ModernThirst tastes and reviews Compass Box Phenomenology limited edition blended malt Scotch.

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