Taster’s Tips

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

Our St. Patrick’s Day Pour: Redbreast Lustau

Our St. Patrick’s Day Pour: Redbreast Lustau

For whiskey lovers, March means one thing: St. Patrick’s Day. This year, there’s plenty to celebrate. Not long ago, the Irish whiskey industry was in decline, dwindled to a shadow of its former self. Today, that’s nothing but a distant memory. Irish whiskey is...

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Laws Whiskey House: Whiskey Above All

Laws Whiskey House: Whiskey Above All

“I could tell you I’m passionate about whiskey, but that word’s so overused,” says Al Laws, the founder of Laws Whiskey House in Denver, Colorado. “I would actually use the word obsessed.” Al started Laws Whiskey House in 2011. Today, it’s one of the most...

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Rye Runs the Show at Honeyoye Falls Distillery

Rye Runs the Show at Honeyoye Falls Distillery

Upstate New York might share a state with that big city to the south, but the rural land outside of Rochester, New York, feels a million miles away from the Big Apple. Instead of finance and show tunes, these towns and villages were built on a foundation of...

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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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