About Us

Whether whiskey, tequila, gin, rum or cocktails, we love our potent potables, and we love guiding others through customized beverage adventures.


As one of the world’s most trusted whiskey resources, DrinkCurious is excited to bring our expertise and passion to your next event. Whether in person or virtual, our team will craft a Tasting Experience that meets your unique requirements. Thereby ensuring an unforgettable event for your guests and “host of the year” accolades for you.

Whatever your vision, we can craft a one-of-a-kind Tasting Experience your guests won’t soon forget. For in-person events, we’ll work closely with your chosen venue or caterer to ensure the whiskey selections are expertly paired with your event’s food and drink menu providing a truly integrated dining experience.

For those looking for something special beyond a traditional whiskey tasting, we can also offer expertise in cocktails and craft beer carefully selected to complement your event’s whiskey selections. We can even provide integrated pairing themes (e.g., Bourbon, Beer & Bavaria, Whiskey & Cocktails of the World) in partnership with your favorite local restaurant.

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Patrick "POPS" Garrett

Founder and Chief Drinking Officer (CDO)
Executive Bourbon Steward

Pops is the Founder and Chief Drinking Officer (CDO) of DrinkCurious and Bourbon & Banter – a global top ten whiskey website.

Pops’ passion for all things whiskey has made Bourbon & Banter the top destination for bourbon and whiskey lovers who value his honest and down-to-earth approach. With his belief in the power of sharing a drink with good friends and the importance of living a #DrinkCurious lifestyle, Pops has become sought-after spirits expert for corporate and private tastings and industry events.

He has been featured in media publications such as American Whiskey Magazine, AskMen.com, and Thrillist.

Whether you’re looking to host an event for ten people or 500, Pops’ entertaining and approachable style, industry knowledge, and passion for distilled spirits will make it unforgettable.


Executive Bourbon Steward
Tequila Expert

Steve Coomes is a Louisville restaurant industry veteran turned award-winning food writer. In his 27-year career, he has edited and written for dozens of national trade and consumer publications, including Pizza Today, Nation’s Restaurant News and Southern Living.

In 2014, he authored the book, “Country Ham: A Southern Tradition of Hogs, Salt & Smoke,” and has authored other titles as a private ghostwriter. As a spirits writer, Steve’s byline can be found in Whisky magazine, Bourbon Review, WhiskeyWash.com, American Whiskey magazine, Bourbon + magazine and other publications.

A  DrinkCurious Tasting Experience is a perfect choice for a variety of occasions, including:

  • Anniversaries
  • Award Dinners
  • Conferences/Tradeshows
  • Corporate Events
  • Employee Appreciation
  • Galas & Fundraisers
  • Holiday Parties
  • Sales Conferences
  • Wedding Receptions

And any other occasion you can think of that would be better with whiskey. After all, no one remembers an event because of the salad.

tasting services


Make your next party one guests will remember. Hire DrinkCurious to guide you through a customized tasting experience guaranteed to deliver “host of the year” accolades.


All the fun and engagement of an in-person tasting with the benefits of being location-independent. Whether your group stretches across multiple offices or homes, we manage the technical details seamlessly.

Online Classes

Whether you’re just getting into distilled spirits or you’re a connoisseur, this class is the perfect way to boost your SpiritIQ and learn more about the wonderful world of distilled spirits.

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