Taster’s Tips

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

Brenne Brings French Single Malt Whisky Stateside

Brenne Brings French Single Malt Whisky Stateside

Allison Parc, founder and president of Brenne French Single Malt Whisky, knows that creativity comes in many guises. After a first career as a professional ballerina, Allison knew she wanted a project that would allow her to connect with people beyond the dance world...

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Getting to Know Gin

Getting to Know Gin

Few spirits can match gin for the sheer diversity of its potential flavors. There’s only one real requirement for gin: it has to contain juniper berries, the berry of an evergreen conifer that grows in temperate zones around the world. Beyond that minimal requirement,...

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Rum: The Original Spirit of the Americas

Rum: The Original Spirit of the Americas

Americans have been drinking rum for hundreds of years, but we’ll go on record and say there’s no better time than today to get to know this delectable spirit. Not only do we have more choices than ever before, the quality of rum imported to the States continues to...

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Spring Cocktail Recipes

Spring Cocktail Recipes

Spring is in the air! Try these fresh and floral cocktails, to brighten your days as they begin to get longer. Spring cocktails are bright and have subtly sweet flavors – ranging from rich to tart. Whether you like something light and fruity, refined or bittersweet,...

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Prizefight Irish Whiskey: An International Collaboration

Prizefight Irish Whiskey: An International Collaboration

These are the golden days for Irish whiskey. Not so long ago, laying your hands on a bottle of Irish whiskey that wasn’t plain old Jameson or Bushmills could feel like searching for that imaginary pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Oh, how times have changed....

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Discovering FEW Spirits

Discovering FEW Spirits

At first glance, Evanston, Illinois, doesn’t seem like a great place to put a distillery. This close-in suburb just north of Chicago was the birthplace of the temperance movement, the 19th century American political and social movement that called for the abolition of...

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Intro to Whiskey and Tasting Tips

Intro to Whiskey and Tasting Tips

Just getting to know whiskey? You’re in the right place. You, like those lucky souls who haven’t yet seen the original Star Wars series or discovered the wonders of fancy cheese, have so much to look forward to. Whiskey may well be the most nuanced spirit on earth,...

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GEM&BOLT Mezcal: A Spirit of Giving

GEM&BOLT Mezcal: A Spirit of Giving

At Taster’s Club, we’re always interested in the story behind the spirit, the why behind the what. It’s one of the reasons we’re so excited to work with small, independent, up-and-coming spirits brands around the world. It’s not easy to start a spirits company, which...

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