About me

Ines Zager

I have been traveling the world for over 18 years on the hunt for the most exciting bottles for my ever-growing private collection. When Covid-19 hit in 2020 and face-to-face interaction was no longer possible, I started my Instagram whisky blog, which now has more than 4,000 followers, to keep in touch with the whisky community and occasionally hosted private Zoom tastings. That’s also how I found out about the possibility of investing in barrels and started buying barrels for fun.

With a growing barrel portfolio and network, having reached midlife and, like so many, struggling with the meaning of life, I decided to go full risk in 2023. I scaled back my career as a lawyer specializing in environmental, permitting and energy law, working for large energy companies, to part-time to fulfill my lifelong dream of working in the whisky industry. That’s why I founded my own company, which is strictly committed to my personal values.

Until then, as a mother of two boys and a secure, well-paid job that I also enjoyed, I hadn’t been brave enough to start something new. Today, in my forties, with almost 20 years of professional experience, a long list of personal and professional successes and failures, I have now gained the confidence to do what I have always wanted to do.

Our Whisky Foundation

I’m overwhelmed by all the support and encouragement I’ve received from the whisky industry and community, some of it unexpected. I can’t thank everyone here by name, but I will certainly mention one or two exciting episodes and the people involved in my blog very soon.

Special thanks go to http://www.ourwhiskyfoundation.org, which promotes women in whisky worldwide. I was incredibly lucky to become part of this incredible community as a mentee. I was joined by the wonderful Racheal Vaughn Jones, Marketing Director of http://www.compassboxwhisky.com

I no longer feel like an outsider in a very old, traditional industry. Thank you so much, girls!

I am really looking forward to taking you all with me on my journey. Slainte!

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