Bart Bartlett

Whisky Guru at Beverage World

After years of being a commercial artist and sign painter (you could call him “a  man of letters,”), Bart has settled in comfortably as the resident whisky enthusiast at Travis Heights Wine & Spirits. He feels strongly that there is always more to learn when it comes to whisky. He was active on the Scotch whisky newsgroup, and Malts-L, too. He has had a long and abiding interest in whiskies since about 1990: first Irish Whiskey and then Scotch Whisky. He later moved on to American whiskeys and world whisky. It may no longer be the case that every week presents a new single-malt “never before available on U.S. shelves,” but the rise of craft distilling with its innovative and experimental nature means there’s always something new and interestingly different to taste. Happily, established brands continue to perfect their offerings. Bart says, “An industry based on time and maturation means change comes slowly, but if you keep tasting long enough you can begin to see some of the big picture as well; and that’s part of the fun, too!”