Big Bottom Whiskey: Ted Pappas, Founder

Ted Pappas, Founder & Owner After graduating from The Citadel and serving time in the United States Air Force, Ted moved to San Francisco, California where he pursued a career in managed healthcare. Ted has been in the healthcare industry for the last 20 years, settling in healthcare IT for one of the largest healthcare providers in the country. After relocating his family up to Portland, Oregon in 2004, Ted was inspired to start his own whiskey business in 2010 as a result of his strong passion for whiskey and the influence of the craft distillery movement in Portland. Ted served on the Oregon Distillers Guild Board of Directors from April 2012 to March 2017 holding the office as Vice President (4/12-12/13) and President 12/13-03/17). On weekends, if Ted’s not at the Big Bottom warehouse, he’s usually found in the kitchen conjuring up a great meal for his family and friends.