A friend and fellow whiskey enthusiast passed away the afternoon of April 8th. He wasn't old and had not been feeling ill. It was just one of those things that happens and then you're gone. The reasons for his passing are to this day still unclear. His family understandably is deeply saddened by the loss of a husband and father.
Tim was only 49 years young and had a passion for life and the things of life. My introduction to the fabled and rare Port Ellen Scotch was through the generosity of Tim. When I had trouble sourcing a hard to find Japanese whiskey, Tim again helped out. And when he was excited about a release of a 19 year old Caperdonach Scotch, Tim shared by sending bottles. It wasn't just whiskey that he freely shared but his passion for his family and work. All you have to do is peruse his Facebook page and see loads of pictures of his wife and two kids.
His passing has left a hole for many of his friends and of course his family. Too often we take for granted those that are around us only to realize when a person we care about is gone, the time was too short and regret sets in on missed opportunities of fellowship.
A group I head up, 1789b is still in a bit of shock over Tim's passing as he was one of our own. In our own way we desperately want to help the family and as such we will be conducting some charity auctions and donating the proceeds to the Davis children's 529 Education Fund.
We are partnering with Tim's employer Rockfish Innovation Group and Pappy & Co. who have graciously donated bourbon and Pappy Van Winkle Cigars.
If you knew Tim or simply want to know more, I encourage you to read some recent words from folks who knew Tim best.
Rest in peace my friend. It was my pleasure knowing you.
Tim doubling up his bourbon allocation