Aaron Goldfarb is a writer and journalist. He is the author of the novels How to Fail: The Self-Hurt Guide, The Guide for a Single Man, and The Guide for a Single Woman. He writes about drinking culture for Esquire, PUNCH, VinePair, Whisky Advocate, and more. His latest book is Hacking Whiskey: Smoking, Blending, Fat Washing, and Other Whiskey Experiment (Dovetail Press). He lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn, with his wife, Betsy; daughter, Ellie; Maine Coon cat, Hops; and around 1000 bottles of whiskey, give or take.