My name is Thomas Fondano. I build websites. I’m a Brooklyn expat living in Portland, Oregon. I also mix up a lot of cocktails. I love American whiskey: rye for mixin’ and bourbon for sippin’. I’m going to make some cocktails and drink some whiskey and write about them.

I like my cocktails simple. Usually brown and stirred. Often bitter. More aromatic than sour. Made with affordable ingredients. (You probably won’t see me mixing with Pappy van Winkle or even Carpano Antica — unless someone gives me a bottle for such a purpose.) But above all, balanced and made with care.

I will do my best to give credit where it is due and show my recipes’ sources. If I miscredit something or fail to cite a source, please let me know.