Michael Cheney


All Time Favorite Whiskey

William Larue Weller


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Buffalo Trace WPS Store Pick


Whiskey Story

Mike was born & raised in New Mexico & married his college sweetheart, Denni in 1986.  They enjoy two grown children, who reside in Lakewood, Colorado. Mike started his career in banking at age 17 in the mail room of a bank in Hobbs, New Mexico.  He spent over 30 years working at corporate and community banks and still works at New Mexico's largest community bank today as a Special Project Manager.  He and Denni, purchased Win Place & Show, a nostalgic Honky Tonk in Ruidoso, NM in 2018.  The bar & package store has been around since 1956 and they have been frequent visitors of the bar since the 80's.  Mike spent time serving New Mexico State University as chair of the Board of Regents for a number of years and moved to Ruidoso full-time in 2018.  He has been a bourbon lover for many years and became a Bourbon Steward through Stave & Thief Society in Louisville in 2018.  Mike & Denni travel to learn about distilleries whenever possible and strive to continue building their bourbon reputation.

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