The Angels’ Portion: A Clergyman’s Whisk(e)y Narrative, Volume II

At just shy of 700 glorious pages, the Reverend is back and better than ever in this follow up edition to the popular The Angels’ Portion: A Clergyman’s Whisky Narrative. Here in Volume II, Thoma mesmerizes readers once again as he carries them along in exploration of “aqua vitae” through his signature style of vivacious storytelling. And all along the way, it will be as he prophetically warns: “You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll question humanity. You’ll see life differently. You’ll pour another of your favorite drams and give thanks for the gifts you’ve been given.”


“The Force is definitely strong with this one. Wait… wrong meeting. Either way, this is one of the most entertaining whisk(e)y books I have had the pleasure of reading, humorous and informative at the same time. Perfect for a quiet night enjoying a dram on the Death Star.”
Scotch Trooper

“With due respect to Thoma’s modesty, he proves that the clergy and drink fit hand in glove with every page. The insight he offers on a range of whiskies is approachable to all, like a well-crafted cask strength, and his comments are carried off with a storyteller’s flair.”
Author of Stonewall Goes West and Mother Earth, Bloody Ground
Managing Editor for

“A delightful read, not just for his thoughts on whisky, but for his brilliant observations on life. The Reverend’s passion pours out through every page and paragraph.”

“As the Scotch Test Dummies, Scott and I have a compatriot in Reverend Thoma. Star Wars, zombies, and so much more, The Angels’ Portion Volume II is real whisky reviewing with a heavy dose of whimsy—just the way the Dummies like it!”
Co-host of The Scotch Test Dummies

“Thoma’s reviews are as delightful—and varied!—as uncorking an untried bottle and sampling a wee dram. Rich in metaphor and exuding wit, this clergyman’s descriptions of his whisky wanderings will leave you as a good sermon should: blissfully content but desiring more.”
St. Peter Lutheran Church
Shaker Heights, Ohio

“Reverend Thoma’s skill at weaving personal stories with creative, witty descriptors of whiskies is unparalleled. He is always on point and brutally honest. A must read for all us whisky geeks.”
Author of Whisky Tales: Tastings and Temptations

“Reverend Thoma has a way with words and whisk(e)y. From T.S. Eliot to UFOs, he eloquently and methodically tears apart the taboo of liqueur and religion. With wit, wisdom, and perfectly placed humor he carries the reader along on an unforgettable journey which is best experienced with a glass of fine Scotch.”

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