The HWC was founded on 29 November 2011 at Camp Humphreys, Republic of Korea. Unable to find an acceptable malt whisky appreciation society in the area, Jacob decided to find others willing to help him start one. After posting in local forums, a group of whisky enthusiasts emerged to join him in pursuing this lofty goal. The HWC held its first meeting on 27 December 2011, and has held monthly whisky tastings ever since. The story of how this all unfolded is told from Jacob's perspective of below. Sláinte!