Bill Thomas is the owner of Jack Rose Dining Saloon, home to the one of the largest publicly available whisk(e)y collections in the world with more than 2,700 different expressions. Thomas opened Jack Rose in 2011, but he has been in the whisk(e)y & bar business for more than 20 years. Considered one of the foremost authorities on whiskey in the United States, Thomas is often featured on judging panels, in whisk(e)y history documentaries and leading tastings across the country. Thomas is also an avid personal collector, with more than 8,000 bottles in his private collection. Thomas added a new restaurant and vintage spirits bar to his hospitality group, with The Imperial and basement cocktail den Dram & Grain which opened three doors down from Jack Rose in November 2019.