AUTHOR: Matt Pietrek
Matt Pietrek is a Seattle-based spirits and cocktail blogger, writing at CocktailWonk.com. Starting in software development in the 1980s, he is well-known in the tech world for his hundreds of articles and columns for magazines such as PC Magazine and Byte, as well as using his free time to reverse engineer Microsoft Windows code and then writing three books about it. He later turned his analytical skills and focus to spirits and cocktails, which is way more fun than Windows code. Although he collects all manner of spirits in his ever-growing home bar, rum is the undisputed backbone of his collection. Matt and his wife, Mrs. Wonk, travel extensively all over the globe, and left to his own devices, he would fill every trip with distillery visits and bars. He documents his daily spirited journey on Instagram as @cocktailwonk.