Derek Brown has one of those dream jobs that your high school counselor never tells you about. He drinks for a living. He also writes and teaches, while traveling around the world, telling the story of how drinking is such an integral part of our culture and values. While he’s made drinks at the White House, been featured in the Wall Street Journal and drank with Martha Stewart, he’ll tell you that the greatest compliment he’s ever received is when the New York Times wrote that he played a “face-melting solo on the kazoo” at Lambstock. Seriously. You can read his articles in a wide array of publications from The Atlantic to Entrepreneur Magazine, visit his bars in Washington, D.C., The Passenger and Columbia Room, or just join him in his quest for better drinking by enjoying his favorite dram, a good Bourbon.