Taster’s Tips

Cocktail recipes, tips, and stories from craft distillers for spirits aficionados.

Kalak Single Malt Vodka: The Whiskey Drinkers Vodka

Kalak Single Malt Vodka: The Whiskey Drinkers Vodka

The Irish have been honing their distillation skills for oh, about a millennium or so. During most of that time, whiskey has been the tipple of choice, but it’s no real surprise that the Irish would turn their attention to vodka one of these days—and that when they...

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Getting to Know Sparkling Wine: From Champagne to Cava

Getting to Know Sparkling Wine: From Champagne to Cava

No other sound signals the start of a good time quite like the soft pop of a sparkling wine cork. From Champagne to Cava, sparkling wines are unique in their ability to kick off a party by simply being there, kind of like the wine world’s equivalent of Andrew W.K....

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Wahaka Mezcal: Global Reach, Village Values

Wahaka Mezcal: Global Reach, Village Values

Over the past decade, mezcal has undergone a total transformation. Once mistakenly viewed as a lowbrow cousin to tequila, mezcal is now one of the most desirable spirits on the planet, the darling of upscale restaurants and hipster bars from Seattle to Singapore....

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8 Corporate Gifts They Will Actually Want

8 Corporate Gifts They Will Actually Want

Money might make the world go round, but most professionals know that strong relationships can be just as valuable as greenbacks. There’s a lot that goes into making sure your business relationships are healthy and vital, but thoughtful gifts remain one of the best...

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Penderyn Distillery Brings Whisky Back to Wales

Penderyn Distillery Brings Whisky Back to Wales

Britain has long punched well above its weight when it comes to distilled spirits. For many consumers, Scotch and Irish whisky and English gin are the standard bearers for their global categories. But there’s more to U.K. distilling than those giants, and this month,...

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Wyoming Whiskey Brings Great Bourbon to the Wild West

Wyoming Whiskey Brings Great Bourbon to the Wild West

Don’t ever let anybody tell you Westerners aren’t persistent. When business partners Brad Mead, Kate Mead, and David DeFazio met Max Shapiro, head distiller of Heaven Hill, at a whiskey fest, they told him they were planning to build a world-class bourbon distillery...

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Pumpkin Pie and Spiced Rum Pairing for Fall

Pumpkin Pie and Spiced Rum Pairing for Fall

We started our Fall Food and Spirits Pairing series with an appetizer (Autumn blinis + vodka) and main course (cider pork chops with rich autumn vegetables + gin) so it's time for our next course - dessert! What is more autumnal than pumpkin? Spice it up with some...

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Surprise Your Guests with this Fall Dinner and Gin Pairing

Surprise Your Guests with this Fall Dinner and Gin Pairing

We continue our Fall Food and Spirits Pairing series with the main course - Cider Pork Chops and Gin The autumn harvest is rich and filling, so complement your dish with a light, bubbly and refreshing G&T. Main Course: Cider pork chops with Gin (and tonic) Cider...

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A Delightful Autumn Appetizer and Vodka Pairing

A Delightful Autumn Appetizer and Vodka Pairing

Fall is here – and there are so many flavors unique to this season, we couldn’t resist exploring how best to integrate them with a full alcoholic exploration. Pumpkin, apple, sweet potato and squash are all featured in our inspiring autumn menu – which can be...

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