Taster’s Tips

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

Spirit-forward Valentine’s Day Dessert Cocktails

Spirit-forward Valentine’s Day Dessert Cocktails

Struggling with the desire for something sweet, that doesn’t detract from the lovely liquor, we asked around for everyone’s favorite spirit-forward, Valentine-date-friendly libation. Chocolate & Chili Cocktail “It's the perfect cocktail for Valentine's day because...

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The Adventurer’s Pour: Buckshee Bourbon

The Adventurer’s Pour: Buckshee Bourbon

Bootlegging stories are a dime a dozen in the craft spirits industry. But let’s be honest, many of them are a little…stale. It’s neat when a distiller’s great-great-grandpa was running whisky across Lake Michigan or smuggling rum from the Caribbean to Miami, but come...

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Mosswood Distillers is All About the Barrel

Mosswood Distillers is All About the Barrel

Business and life partners Therese Agnew Chevedden and Jake Chevedden founded Mosswood Distillers in 2013 after falling in love with whiskey—and each other. “One of my college professors taught me to distill,” explains Therese, “which is right around the time I met...

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9 Cocktail Trends for 2019 (with recipes)

9 Cocktail Trends for 2019 (with recipes)

Blame it on Madmen, Millennials or Pinterest, but there is a steadily growing contingent of cocktail enthusiasts who now have more ingredients to play with than ever before. You can get spherical ice cube kits from Amazon, artisanal mezcal at the click of a search...

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Whiskey Evolves from Beer at Boston Harbor Distillery

Whiskey Evolves from Beer at Boston Harbor Distillery

Boston Harbor Distillery founder and CEO Rhonda Kallman is no stranger to the drinks industry. This trailblazing entrepreneur was one of the original founding members of the Boston Beer Company, makers of Sam Adams Beer, and later went on to found and lead New Century...

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High-End Booze Box Gifts for Discerning Home Bartenders

High-End Booze Box Gifts for Discerning Home Bartenders

Start with a fully stocked bar... Many home bartending articles say “you don’t need every type of alcohol in your home bar - just a few for your signature cocktails.” Maybe that’s true for college students and cocktail hobbyists, but some of us hold ourselves to a...

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Westland Distillery: Single Malt with a Sense of Place

Westland Distillery: Single Malt with a Sense of Place

There’s no getting around it: Seattle’s a long way from Scotland. Yet one sip of Westland Distillery’s award-winning single malt, and you could be forgiven for thinking you’d slipped into a wormhole that leads from SoDo straight to Islay. Yet those who see Westland as...

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