Hey, everyone. My name is Clay Risen, and I'm happy to be joining the Straight Bourbon community. I'm a journalist by trade; I just wrote a piece for Fortune about the state of the American whiskey business. I work by day at the op-ed page of the New York Times; I hope no one here will hold that against me.
I'm not a lurker, and I'd never quote anyone on the site. My participation is 100 percent off the record. Honestly, I just like talking about whiskey, and sometimes I write about it. All that said, if you ever have a suggestion for an article or a criticism of something I've written, by all means let me know.