My name's Tom. I started to develop a taste for the finer things in life while I was at university in Bath. There is some fantastic real ale around that part of the world and I think I sampled it all in my time!
Unfortunately, probably coincidentally, after a particularly yeasty real ale festival in my home town and, what I thought at the time was the mother of all hangovers, and, subsequently, a number of visits to the doctors. I found out I was intolerant to wheat (gluten) and it was 'bye bye' to all of my favourite real ales.
Luckily, it didn't take me long to find the wonderful world of whisky and once again I had a vice to indulge. This one was arguably even more of a love affair, particularly as a research chemist, I've been fascinated by the stuff ever since and very partial to a dram or two.
By a bizarre sequence of events, I now find myself back in the UK and embarking on an exciting new journey! I'm starting a small independent distillery on the South coast of England. I won't be releasing any whisky in the immediate future, but it is certainly the eventual goal. In fact, if any of you have a few minutes, I have a market research survey I could use some help with.https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/7SDQKMY
(I did message the admins, but not heard back yet if this is OK. If not, please remove the link and let me know.)
Look forward to hanging out here and sharing the journey.