Taster’s Tips

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

Taconic Distillery: A True New York Spirit

Taconic Distillery: A True New York Spirit

New York’s Hudson Valley isn’t terribly far from New York City as the crow flies, but oh, what a difference those few dozen miles make. This fertile region is famous for its bucolic scenery, quaint villages, and, more recently, an incredible farm-to-table food culture...

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Getting to Know Scotch Whisky

Getting to Know Scotch Whisky

For whisky lovers, Scotland is something of a spiritual homeland—pun intended. This rugged, windswept region of the United Kingdom has been the source of some of the finest and most distinctive whiskies in the world for centuries. Yet for new fans, it can feel a...

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Summer Cocktail Recipes

Summer Cocktail Recipes

It’s Summertime, and we all know that what you want most right now is a cool cocktail to get the evening going, and chill you out after a long day. But, what to make? This season’s flavors are bold. 2018 is donning its summer colors, and we have five cocktail recipes...

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Breckenridge Distillery Takes Whiskey to New Heights

Breckenridge Distillery Takes Whiskey to New Heights

Most people look at Breckenridge, Colorado, and see a great place for skiing, hiking, mountain biking, and maybe a vacation home. Bryan Nolt, founder and CEO of Breckenridge Distillery, looked at this mountain village and saw a future of award-winning whiskey. Thank...

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Tasting Tequila: No Shot Glasses Allowed

Tasting Tequila: No Shot Glasses Allowed

No spirit deserves a second look more than Tequila. Those days of cheap shots served alongside a bowl of lime wedges and a shaker of salt? Those are over. Today, Tequila belongs alongside fine spirits like Cognac, single malt Scotch, and bourbon in the pantheon of...

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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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