Hick.....I have a some great ideas too....hick... I'm a great taste tester, hint hint, nudge nudge...hick...As far as the Whiskey thing: My other option to getting my PhD was to go into business with a friend, and add a distillery to his brewery. I'd already be making it in the basement, but the Wife has been quite firm on the matter. Depending how things go if/when we get out there, I'd like to get legal and produce some spirits as a hobby. It's pretty cheap to get a license as a micro-distiller in WA. $200, or summat. I have a great many ideas on that front.