A word on the ftc nonsense

As you may or may not have read, the FTC had handed down some new guidelines to bloggers about disclosing who got what from whom. It’s all very legal and boring and SNNNNOOOORE but I’m going to address it here, add it to the site disclaimer, and then BOOM it’s done, we need’nt speak of it again because NAPTIME GRANDPA.

The long and short of it is…people send me booze.  For free.  I don’t promise them anything (either mention OR positive review) but they do it all the same.  One of the perks of running a blog that makes you no money.  So, for the sake of full disclosure, you should assume that any and all products I mention or review on this site have been given to me for free by the producer, PR folks, a friendly neighborhood bar, or someone else affiliated with the brand.  A lot of booze is pretty expensive, and if the good people who represent these brands didn’t supply me with some of these products, I’d likely never have heard (or been able to afford) them, so I owe them at the very least a debt of gratitude for recognizing this blog as influential enough to affect your buying habits enough to provide me with samples to share with all of you good people.  If I don’t try it, I can’t recommend it, right?  That being said, if you’ve ever read anything on this site, you know that I don’t hold back in criticizing a brand or calling someone out on their crap product, regardless of how I happened to come across it.  If I don’t have my honesty intact, I really don’t have anything.  I feel like that’s one of the things that has built this blog into what it is today, a source people can trust for an honest take on whatever it is I might be drinking at the time.  Thank you ALL for keeping me honest and making this site a place where we can all talk openly and honestly about booze no matter how bad (or incredible!) it may be.

So, my friends, I wanted to make sure you knew the full truth (in the small chance it wasn’t clear earlier) so we can go forth unfettered into this exiting new future where companies send me televisions and cars and mansions for free while I review them, in addition to all the booze they have sent me.  That’s what this whole thing is about, right?  Free Aston Martins and gold (-plated) bathtubs?  Right?  RIGHT!?!

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