More inspiring sentiment from the fine forces behind MicroShiner Magazine…

as quoted from a recent email sent by Cobey:

If you opened this, then you are probably looking for the answer to the question I asked in the subject line. The easy thing to do would be to say that a microshiner is either a micro-distiller or someone who enjoys craft spirits, but really that is just scratching the surface. In reality there is much more to being a microshiner than just the alcohol.

It could be said that a microshiner is the modern version of the Prohibition scofflaw, except today it isn’t the law that is flaunted so much as convention. A microshiner is a reactionary, someone who took a look around and said, “Thanks for the inspiration, but I’m going about this my own way.” Microshiners are risk takers, explorers, pioneers. They are not content accepting the status quo. They realize living a deliberate life is the highest form of art, and they aim to live theirs well.

The first thing to note about a microshiner is that they choose to live by principle, and their choices are based on value. They are unwilling to settle for the convenient, seeking rather things of quality, items and associations that embody the manner in which they design their lives.

Of course, they enjoy spirits. The name itself is a nod to small group of insurgents, sappers who are quietly tunneling