We are on a mission to help you discover and purchase your next favorite whiskey
We raise a glass to all the members of the whiskey community whose contributions have created the most vibrant whiskey application on the market. You give the application life and brought us where we are today.
Like many great ideas, the realization came to us at the bottom of a bottle of whiskey. We sat around a table and lamented that the best way to figure out what whiskeys we liked was to buy them and commit to the whole bottle. The only alternatives were high-commitment subscription plans to receive tiny samples of whiskeys that we could never find. It was such an all or nothing approach.
As we sipped, we thought that there just had to be a better way to document this experience and use it to build a database that could benefit how people interacted with whiskey.
Thus, the plan was born; starting on paper, moving to computer files, and ultimately funnelling to the structure of an app.
A Joint Venture
Like all great ideas, many have experienced a similar problem. In developing an app, we met another whiskeyhead from the Netherlands plagued by a different frustration. He had imbibed on his perfect whiskey and did not know what it was. Sampling and rating had put him on a quest to rediscover his lost love, and an app to chronicle it.
Though presently he has not yet found his lost whiskey, he continues to search in all interesting places and his efforts have laid a most important cornerstone for where we are today.
Through this merger of a passion for enjoying whiskey and a desire to make finding new whiskey easier, Abov was born. Years in the making yet still constantly evolving, Abov aims to combine one of the world’s largest whiskey databases, modern mobile technology, and a highly engaged whiskey community to help you find the whiskey you will love!
Keep sipping and let us know what we can do to help… and what we should try.
The Abov Team
About the Team
Abov Username: WhiskyCIO
Every whiskey tells a story. It begins with the nose: a waft of aroma, like hors d’oeuvres to excite the senses. Then the taste: a dram, which exuberantly departs the initial flavor. Then the finish: a delicious burn that lingers, never out-staying its welcome. - Favorite Whiskey: Maker’s Mark
Abov Username: TheOldestCrow
A great man once said something along the lines of, “Too much of anything is bad, but too much Old Crow is probably also a bad idea”. I can’t remember the exact quote, but I’d argue that too much Old Crow is barely enough. - Favorite Whiskey: Old Crow Reserve
Abov Username: themagicotter
We have one house rule. Open every whiskey immediately and have a sip. With the future but a diamond-like flicker on the approaching horizon, a gentleman should always be prepared with the knowledge of his favorite whiskey. - Favorite Whiskey: High West A Midwinter Nights Dram
Abov Username: atorg
Confidence is knowing your favorite whiskey, happiness is sharing it with friends. Slightly obsessed with the trappings of bourbon country including the 1959 Old Crow Dark Pawn. - Favorite Whiskey: Eagle Rare
Abov Username: WhiskyCEO
Strategic vision without execution is just daydreaming; Life without whiskey is just a nightmare. On a quest to try every dram from across the globe, Pokemon style. Gotta drink em all! - Favorite Whiskey: Ardbeg Uigeadail