Buy Spirits Online: Rare, Premium Liquor Right to Your Doorstep - Taster’s Club
Whether you’re stocking up for a party or want to have a couple of rare liquor bottles on hand for guests, it’s no secret that buying spirits isn’t an endeavor for the faint of heart. You have to drive to the store, find the right section, and hope they have what you’re looking for. But what if we told you that there’s an easier way? What if you bought your spirits online without ever leaving the comfort of your house and also save money in the process?
We're going to tell you everything you need to know about buying spirits online. From what kinds of bottles you can buy to how to get them delivered, we've got you covered. So keep reading to learn more!
Reasons to Buy Spirits Online
Online shopping has taken over the commerce landscape. In fact, out of the 7.74 billion people in the world, 27.6% shop online. With the prevalence of online shopping, it’s no surprise that there are clear reasons shoppers prefer to shop at an online liquor store.
Some reasons include:
Shoppers choose to purchase spirits online because it’s easy to do. You find the alcohol you want, click add to cart, checkout, and then you can walk away and forget about it until the bottle arrives at your doorstep. And all of that takes only a few minutes. However, shopping in-store is another story. You have to drive to the store (which may be many miles away from your house), find the spirit you want, checkout, go home. And that’s not to mention the traffic you may run into along the way, the risk for a traffic accident, and also the off-chance they don’t have the liquor you’re looking for. Need we say more?
Shopping for spirits online is convenient when you don’t have to change out of your pajamas.
You aren’t limited to what’s on the shelf with online spirits stores. Online spirits stores don’t have space limitations and offer a greater selection. Most local liquor stores carry what sells best. In other words, they only stock what their local audience wants. When it comes to shopping online, you should be able to get your hands on the luxury alcohol brands you can’t get at your local spirits store, so you can find exactly what you’re looking for.
Going along with variety is online availability. Again, your local liquor stores will only stock what’s best for them to keep in stock. If there’s a specific gin you want to give your aunt for her birthday and your local store doesn’t have it, you can find it online (most of the time, at least).
To Send a Gift
Send the gift of liquor from an online store. If you have a relative who lives far away, you can order liquor online and we'll ship it to them - leave the packaging and shipping up to us.
Want to compare two bottles of liquor of similar quality and region? Or do you want to find a lower price than what’s locally available? Then, look no further than online spirits stores. When shopping online, you can purchase competitively-priced liquor and purchase various liquors of the same ilk.
By purchasing spirits online, not only will your purchase be competitively priced but also diverse in style as well - perfect if compare two bottles of similar quality or find cheaper price than what's locally available.
Who buys spirits online?
Anyone looking for a curated drinking experience
At Taster’s Club, we select, organize, and present all of our selections using our expert spirits industry knowledge. If you’re anything like us, you like experts to help you make informed decisions about your liquor.
Anyone looking to purchase a one-off bottle to try
If you like to mix it up and try new things, shopping online is perfect for you. You can try new flavors and varieties, as well as get items that may be hard or impossible to find in your local store!
Anyone wanting to stock their home bar for sharpening their mixology skills or entertaining
When I was 22, I purchased my first mixology book and wanted to experiment with any and every cocktail that’s ever been made. I tried the typical drinks: whiskey sours, margaritas, and more rare cocktails like a tequila sour.
For anyone looking to stock their home bar with quality liquor, purchasing it online can be a great way of doing so. You’ll be able to entertain guests with any liquor imaginable.
Do your guests want Lagavulin 11 Year Old Nick Offerman Edition Islay Single Malt Scotch Whiskey? No problem!
Anyone looking to send a gift
Have a bourbon-lover in your life but not sure what to get them? Alcoholic gifts happen to comprise the majority of our Taster’s Club sales. Gifting alcohol presents its problems if you’re not sure what to purchase. That’s why many of our customers turn to us to help. You can either purchase a bottle from our online bottle shop or have us curate a selection for you (then you can leave the guesswork to the experts).
Anyone living in rural areas
Finding alcohol in a rural area can be a challenging endeavor. In some areas of the United States, your local liquor store may be dozens of miles away. And when you arrive, they may not have the alcohol you need or want. So instead of spending the money on gas or spending your most valuable asset, time, consider purchasing your alcohol online.
Anyone stuck in quarantine!
If you’re stuck in quarantine, purchasing liquor online is a way to keep your hopes high, tastes buds happy, and your floors clean (it’s multi-purpose!). Order your favorite spirit from the comfort of your bedroom without the fear of infecting the masses.
What states can purchase spirits online?
This varies according to the business, but at Taster’s Club, We currently ship to 45 of the lower 48 states in the continental US.
At this time, we don’t ship to the following states:
We only ship within the continental US because packages must be signed by an adult, 21 years old or older.
What to consider when purchasing spirits online?
There's nothing quite like sitting back, relaxing with a cold one in your hand. But what do you do when you run out of liquor? If you live in a small town, the options may be limited. However, thanks to the internet, buying liquor online is now a possibility. There are a few things you need to consider before purchasing spirits online.
#1 Does the company you’re buying from ship to your state?
Due to regulations, some companies don’t ship to certain states. For example, we ship to 45 continental states in the United States but have restrictions when sending to Alaska, Hawaii, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Utah. Other companies can ship to those states.
Always check to see if your state is on the company’s shipping list before you waste time shopping in their online bottle shop.
#2 Is someone over the age of 21 available to sign for your package?
When purchasing liquor online from Taster's Club, it’s not as simple as checking out and forgetting about it until it arrives at your doorstep. If you won’t be available to sign for your spirits package, you’ll need to find someone over the age of 21 who can.
#3 If you’re sending a gift, do you have their correct email address and physical address?
Sometimes, mistakes happen. We accidentally type our friend's email addresses or physical addresses wrong and the shipment goes to the wrong address. Double and triple-check the address you wrote on the shipping information form or else your bottle may end up in someone else’s hands and gift delivery is delayed.
#4 Does your gift’s recipient have someone over the age of 21 available to sign for the package?
And just like shipping a bottle to your house, you’ll also want to consider if your gift recipient has an adult 21 and older to sign for the package. If not, it could cause delays in your shipment being delivered.
#5 Do you want to re-order with a certain frequency?
Are you a regular liquor drinker who finishes a bottle a month and knows you’ll regularly drink alcohol? You might want to consider an alcohol subscription like Taster’s Club. We can send you a full-sized bottle of your favorite alcoholic spirit each month to enjoy. Automate the process by keeping your credit card on file so you never need to manually purchase a bottle of alcohol again!
And Taster’s Club sells spirits online?
We sure do! We have a club for every taste and if you don’t want to just pick one, we have an option to try a variety every month. We offer subscriptions for the following spirit types:
- Whiskey, $69/monthly
- Bourbon, $69/monthly
- Scotch, $79/monthly
- Tequila, $54/monthly
- Gin, $44/monthly
- Rum, $54/monthly
- Vodka, $44/monthly
- Wine, $49/monthly
- Stock the Bar, $59/monthly
If you’d rather choose your own liquor, you’re in luck because we also have an online liquor store. Choose from bourbon, gin, tequila, wine, and more. You'll even find a few rare selections that aren’t usually in stock with other liquor retailers and because we have a personal relationship with our distributors, we also offer fair prices.
Most of our Taster’s Club customers send gifts to their friends or family members, either choosing one of our alcohol subscriptions or opting for an individual bottle. Want to purchase a gift but keep it as a surprise? We will hold a gift for you until a certain date to uphold the element of surprise.
Each new member receives a welcome certificate and Digital 101s. Our Digital 101s give you the story behind the bottle, what inspired the makers to create it, and why we chose it for you. We also include master taster’s notes and recipes so that you can learn along the way (and impress your friends at parties).
So, what makes Taster’s Club different from any other liquor subscription?
Glad you asked. We curate our spirits for each club, picking out the perfect selection to match members' needs and also offering access to our Digital 101s so our members can learn as they sip. Thanks to our new online bottle shop, if you liked a selection one month, you can purchase another one and enjoy it all over again.
Also, some spirits subscriptions like Flaviar don’t send out full bottles, but we always do. Some services also force you into a 6-month subscription, but we don’t. We offer 3, 6, 12, and monthly subscription options so you can choose whatever subscription better fits your lifestyle. We have close partnerships with our distilleries and choose the most premium, high-quality bottles we can find. So, if you’re looking for Flaviar alternatives, Taster’s Club is a subscription to consider seriously.
Frequently Asked Questions about Buying Spirits Online (FAQs)
Do you offer a wine of the month club and if so, can I get wine delivered?
Yes! We offer a Wine of the Month Club for $49.00/monthly. Get a full bottle of wine delivered right to your doorstep!
Do you offer a beer of the month club and if so, how to get beer delivered to my house?
We aren’t currently offering a beer of the month club, but you’re welcome to check back with us!
Can you buy whiskey online and if so, where?
Yes! We either have a Whiskey of the Month Club or if you’d rather purchase your favorite whiskey, check the Whiskey section of our bottle shop. Make sure that your state allows the delivery of alcohol!
Are you ready to buy your spirits online?
There’s an easier way to buy your spirits, and it doesn’t involve fighting traffic or slogging through the liquor store aisles. All you need is an internet connection and a few minutes to spare. So what are you waiting for? Try Taster’s Club today and get your favorite liquors delivered right to your door.