My name is Cody Diefenderfer. Some of you may know me as dram_dude on Instagram. I've been really into whisky for only 2 years now, so I'm no expert, but I spend a lot of time reading, learning and tasting whisky.
My interest in whisky was kind of sudden. Wine and spirits has never been unknown to me thanks to my father so I've always enjoyed it, but my passion for whisky was sparked by a bottle I bought on a whim. That bottle led to two more, which led to five, then ten, and then many more than my wife was ever expecting. I enjoy all whisky but most of my time
and money goes into single malt scotch.
Some of my favorite scotch distilleries are Springbank, Laphroaig, The Balvenie and Highland Park. I enjoy all types of scotch, peated or not, but I love ones with a hint of peat like a Benromach. I try to keep my reviews straightforward and honest, so hopefully you'll find them helpful.
I currently reside in the Bay Area, California with my wife. She is not a whisky drinker which just means more for me! You can also follow me on Instagram @dram_dude.