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I have always been inspired by my heritage. Heritage is something that is handed down as a tradition, and in my family, that tradition is FOOD. Generations of talented home cooks influenced me since I was a two-year-old boy propped up on my Nana’s kitchen counter as she faithfully prepared our meals.  As far back as I can remember, I have been fascinated by the techniques, recipes, craft, and creativity of the culinary arts; working my way through high school and college in a variety of different restaurants, and during my 13 years in corporate Human Resources, maintaining my passion through hobbies and side gigs, smoking BBQ and brewing beer with buddies on the weekends. With the encouragement and support of family and friends, I finally decided to take the leap into entrepreneurship and owning my own company, to put my talents to good use and to further engrain myself into the Charleston community I so loved.  After a bit of research, I discovered my Great, Great, Great, Great GrandfatherMarquis D.L. Burris was a Store Keeper and Whisky Gauger in Kentucky.  So, in the spirit of irony, and once again seeing inspiration in my heritage, I began my move toward the Spirit Industry.