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Matt Pietrek

Matt Pietrek is a Seattle-based spirits and cocktail blogger, writing at and here at! Starting in software development in the 1980s, he became well-known in the tech world for his hundreds of articles and columns for magazines such as PC Magazine and Byte,

Although he collects all manner of spirits in his ridiculous home bar, rum is the undisputed backbone of his collection. Matt and his wife Mrs. Wonk, travel extensively. Left to his own devices, he would fill every trip with distillery and bar visits. He documents his daily spirited journey on Instagram as @cocktailwonk.