Taster’s Tips

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

Discovering FEW Spirits

Discovering FEW Spirits

At first glance, Evanston, Illinois, doesn’t seem like a great place to put a distillery. This close-in suburb just north of Chicago was the birthplace of the temperance movement, the 19th century American political and social movement that called for the abolition of...

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Intro to Whiskey and Tasting Tips

Intro to Whiskey and Tasting Tips

Just getting to know whiskey? You’re in the right place. You, like those lucky souls who haven’t yet seen the original Star Wars series or discovered the wonders of fancy cheese, have so much to look forward to. Whiskey may well be the most nuanced spirit on earth,...

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GEM&BOLT Mezcal: A Spirit of Giving

GEM&BOLT Mezcal: A Spirit of Giving

At Taster’s Club, we’re always interested in the story behind the spirit, the why behind the what. It’s one of the reasons we’re so excited to work with small, independent, up-and-coming spirits brands around the world. It’s not easy to start a spirits company, which...

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2018 Cocktail Trends (+ Recipes)

2018 Cocktail Trends (+ Recipes)

Sweet, natural and obscure flavors are trending this year.  A new generation of drinkers is coming of age and a new set of flavors is in demand, ranging from innovative experiments to traditional tastes which have been mixed with spirits for centuries. In 2018...

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Picking the Right Taster’s Club Membership

Picking the Right Taster’s Club Membership

So you’ve decided to give a Taster’s Club membership for the holidays. Great! They’re going to love it. Now strap in, because here comes the hard part: picking out just the right one. We’ve expanded a lot over the past several months, adding some brand new clubs to...

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Mix it up with Stock the Bar

Mix it up with Stock the Bar

Some people say you become an adult when you turn 18. Others say it isn’t until you land your first real job. But for us, we think the real marker you’ve made it is when you move on from pooling your cash with your roommates to buy a handle of vodka, and get serious...

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Step Up Your Cocktail Game with Vodka Infusions

Step Up Your Cocktail Game with Vodka Infusions

Although the days of prohibition-era moonshine are over, more and more people are brewing and distilling their own drinks, and it’s really easy to get on board. Making your own vodka infusions can turn a basic bottle into a flavorful, personalized beverage to mix or...

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Popping the Cork on a Brand-New Bubbly Club

Popping the Cork on a Brand-New Bubbly Club

Well, today’s the day. We’ve got big news to announce, and trust us—this is something worth celebrating. In fact, it’s the kind of news that makes us want to give a toast. Hang on—we’ll go get the Champagne. OK, we’re back. Want a glass? Good, because we’re thrilled...

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