Sylvan Thompson is an amateur cocktail enthusiast and blogger in Portland, OR. His love of good food naturally led to the love of the cocktail and all its culinary facets. As with most of his hobbies (like home brewing, canning and mushroom growing), he became obsessed with doing it right. Not content to make drinks with only what is available locally, he loves to create tinctures, syrups and aperitifs and enjoys tracking down rare or unusual cocktail ingredients from around the world. Sylvan is an aggravating know-it-all when it comes to liquor brand names, bottle availability and the history of the cocktail in general. With an eye towards vintage drink recipes, he occasionally posts at Tasty Libations.