About Us

Smoking cigars, drinking whiskey, and making things with our hands and some beautiful wood are things that we here at Thirty One Whiskey enjoy. Here’s a little more information about the people who contribute to Thirty One Whiskey.


Nick Leghorn

Nick Leghorn lives in Austin, Texas and holds a WSET Spirits certification for his knowledge of distilled alcoholic beverages.

Originally from Westchester County, New York, Nick attended Penn State University and graduated with a degree in Security and Risk Analysis. After spending some time in Fairfax, VA he fell in love with a Whataburger honey butter chicken biscuit and promptly moved to Texas. Previously a volunteer EMT, Nick is also a general class amateur radio operator and an instrument rated private pilot with over 300 hours Pilot In Command time. (For more of Nick’s flying adventures, check out his other site Takeoff Junkie.)

Nick founded Thirty One Whiskey in 2018 (with some heavy prompting from his wife) to share those passions with the rest of the world.

Dan Trares

A colleague once said of Dan, “he’s the kind of person that if opportunity knocks and he’s not at home… it will wait!”  I mean… who doesn’t want to read spirit reviews written by that guy?  

Dan does not hold a fancy certification of distilled alcoholic beverages — only a passion for a great drink after a long day at work.

Originally from Akron, Ohio, Dan attended the Ohio State University, where he started his education of fine college spirits while working towards an engineering degree.  After some time in Northeast Ohio, followed by Austin, Texas, Dan is now based in Chicago, Illinois. As the resident Chiagoan here at Thirty One Whiskey, Dan is able to highlight midwestern distilleries creating delicious spirits. 

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We’re always looking for people who want to share their love of distilled spirits! If you’re interested in contributing some content like a review, feel free to reach out to info@thirtyonewhiskey.com with your information.


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