Curation Team

Here at Shared Pour, we’re picking loads of barrels, and you can be sure that if we’re selling it, we loved the heck out of it. We’re excited to share our selections with you, to help you discover the magic of great barrels hiding out in rickhouses all over the country – and the world. 

Meet Our Curation Team  

Shared Pour Curator: Jay of t8ke.review

 

Jay is the founder and writer for t8ke.review, a website dedicated to spirits drinkers of all shapes, established in 2015. Jay’s tasted in excess of 2,200 spirits, and written reviews for more than 1,700 of them. This number grows by the day. 

Recognized as “the most prolific whiskey reviewer on the internet” by Gear Patrol, Jay’s review style is easy to understand and recognized across the world – both on the internet and off. When he’s not writing reviews, he can be found leading one of the worlds largest spirit forums, and managing single barrel selections – both for t8ke.review and groups, retailers and forums across the globe.

Jay joined Shared Pour to assist in curating new selections at launch, rolling out the best barrels for our passionate drinkers. Jay also deals extensively in Agave, Rum and Brandy spirits. 

Featured: Gear Patrol, Bourbon Pursuit

Other Work:

-   Founder, t8ke.review

-   Founder, Aficionados Group

-   Host: Weekly Whiskey

- Managing Editor

Favorite Shared Pour Selection : Taconic Selection #1 

All Time Favorite Bottle: William Larue Weller

 

Shared Pour Curator: Patrick Of Bourbon & Banter

 

 

Patrick, colloquially known as Pops, Garret is the Founder and Chief Drinking officer of Bourbon & Banter – one of the bourbon universe's largest presences online and off. A bonafide world traveler, Pops has seen an impressive spread of world countries in his expeditions, including some time in Japan. 

Bourbon & Banter is a hallmark publication online, generating mounds of reviews, articles, travel tips. Perhaps the sites most famous campaign is their yearly focus on Bourbon Heritage Month, in which distilleries, brands, consumers and writers gather under the Bourbon & Banter banner to share their love of bourbon for the whole month of September.

Said to have enjoyed at least 10,000 shots of whiskey in his time, Pops is a voice for every drinker. Check out his work at Shared Pour today! 

 

Shared Pour Curator: Chad & Sarah of It’s Bourbon Night

 

Joined: 2020 

Featured in: Whiskey From Home

Other Work:

-   Founder, Distilled Media Group

Find Them:

Desert Island Bottles: George T. Stagg, Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel

Shared Pour Curator: Chad & Sarah of It’s Bourbon Night

Chad and Sarah join Shared Pour from the popular YouTube channel “It’s Bourbon Night”. 

Featured heavily in their own content, as well as the content of other producers and events, Chad and Sarah know their bourbon. Every night is bourbon night, after all! With a catalogue more than 400 videos deep, they have touched on almost every hot topic in bourbon, from buying guides, flight fights, uncorking videos and valuable news announcements 

Both of these spirited aficionados join the Shared Pour curation program to help bring you great selections to pair with their chops in the video department. Be sure to pay attention to their picks and flight fight winners! 

Featured: WhiskeyFromHome 

Other Work:

-   Founders, WhiskeyAmbitions.com

- Founders, It’s Bourbon Night 

Favorite Shared Pour Selection : 

All Time Favorite Bottle: 1982 Bookers