Monday, April 17, 2017

In remembrance - Tim Davis

Understand it's been some time since I've posted and truth is, I got lazy for a while. 

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


  1. As we wrote in our blog that you attached, Tim worked with us for a long time. He was a fascinating, decent person. He challenged us, made us think, made us better. When he left us to go to work in Dallas, we knew we would miss him, but didn't expect what happened in April. Those who knew Tim would never forget him. Thanks for sharing your thoughts about a really special person.

  2. To Fred, Paul, Bill, Mike, Seth and everyone there at Jacobs Media I send my heartfelt condolences. Clearly Tim lead a charge that some, and by that I mean me, did not see coming so many years ago. You guys like to shake things up and keep us on our toes. It’s what makes your company such a legacy operation and it’s nice to hear that you were as affected by Tim’s prodding as the rest of us. Tim had the passion and he spread it around for us to use as needed. I am thankful for that. I’m so sorry for your loss. I never met Tim, but am awe struck regarding the projects he spearheaded and in turn, the influence he had on you and your company.
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