Taster’s Tips

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

Best Whiskey Glasses

Best Whiskey Glasses

Drinking whiskey isn’t only about what you’re pouring into your glass, it’s about what the glass looks like. Whether you’re entertaining or enjoying a glass at home, a specialized whiskey glass can make all the difference when imbibing. Don’t worry, you can leave...

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Ransom Spirits Rocks the Distillery World

Ransom Spirits Rocks the Distillery World

Ransom Spirits, previously featured as a selection in our Bourbon of the Month Club, was a big among our members. Taster’s Club had the chance to sit down with Tad Seestedt, owner and founder. The journey wasn’t always easy. Ransom wasn’t able to capitalize on a...

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Best Whiskey Bars in Paris

Best Whiskey Bars in Paris

“Well, show me the way// To the next whisky bar// Oh, don’t ask why// Oh, don’t ask why” With The Doors’ lyrics in my head and thoughts about where to spend my ideal summer during my college years, Paris quickly became my number one choice. I was already, at that...

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Food and Whiskey Pairings Part 1

Food and Whiskey Pairings Part 1

Frankly, we’ve heard enough about wine and food pairings. Everyone and their uncle know the general rules of pairing wines with foods. Let us tell you, folks, there’s some other tasty drinks out there that pair well with food. May we suggest... whiskey? There isn’t a...

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Women of Whiskey – Bourbon Women of Kentucky

Women of Whiskey – Bourbon Women of Kentucky

Susan and Carla from the Bourbon Women’s Organization talk to us about whiskey and women Hello whiskey fans! We're happy to introduce you to Bourbon Women, a Kentucky organization of women promoting all things whiskey. Susan Reigler and Carla Carlton, both board...

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Amazing Whiskey Facts

Amazing Whiskey Facts

We’re guessing you didn’t know that there are over 5,000 types of single-malt whiskeys out there. We’re also going to go out on a limb and guess that you didn’t know that “whiskey” means “water of life” in Gaelic. It’s okay, we won’t hold it against you. As everyone...

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Game of Thrones Whiskey Cocktails

Game of Thrones Whiskey Cocktails

The Taster’s Club team was wondering if any of you out there are loving Game Of Thrones as much as us. We’ve found that a night in, watching our favorite show pairs quite nicely with a salty Islay scotch. A must try! Okay, so we know that whiskey probably doesn’t...

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This drink is on Ray

This drink is on Ray

Hello, whiskey fans! We come with good news. Since we know a lot of you folks are big TV fans, we are proud to announce that we have partnered up with the Showtime hit series Ray Donovan to offer all our members in the month of June a free bottle of Johnny...

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Farm to Glass and Sip to Grin

Farm to Glass and Sip to Grin

Aside from its undeniable beauty, the first thing you notice after stepping onto the grounds of Hillrock Estate Distillery is the sweet, scotchy smell. A distinct smokiness hangs in the air, begging you to try whiskey giant Dave Pickerell’s latest craft spirits. Like...

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