Taster’s Tips

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

The Cotswolds Distillery Revives English Single Malt

The Cotswolds Distillery Revives English Single Malt

Scotland is practically synonymous with single malt, but this month, some of our lucky club members are finding out for themselves that great single malt can come from south of the border, too. The Cotswolds Distillery takes its name from its location, The Cotswolds....

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We’re Popping the Cork on Our Brand New Wine Club

We’re Popping the Cork on Our Brand New Wine Club

The world of wine is almost unimaginably complex. Between the hundreds of different AVAs, the thousands of different grape varieties (seriously—Italy alone has more than 500), and the boundless creativity of the world’s winemakers, you could spend a lifetime studying...

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Cleveland Whiskey Pushes the Boundaries of Barrels

Cleveland Whiskey Pushes the Boundaries of Barrels

In the whiskey world, it’s practically a matter of faith that making whiskey takes time—a lot of it. In Scotland, you can’t even call it “whisky” until it’s spent three years aging in an oak cask, and while the United States doesn’t specify exactly how long a spirit...

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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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