Craft Spirits

The world of craft spirits is varied and vast, so it’s time to ensure the spirits you’re drinking are too! That means asking for local, craft spirits when you’re enjoying a drink…there are too many amazing spirits out there for generic vodka-sodas anymore.

The Botanical Journey of How Gin is Made

The Botanical Journey of How Gin is Made

If you’ve read our Simple History of Gin and Kick Off Your Gin Love Affair you likely already have a fairly decent grasp of what gin is and a few of our favorite bottles to get you started. But, before we get into the grit of how this fabulous botanical-infused staple...

Meet The Maker With Us at the Palace Hotel

Meet The Maker With Us at the Palace Hotel

This week we're kicking off our brand spankin' new event series in partnership with the Palace Hotel here in San Francisco. For the rest of this year The Crafty Cask will be hosting a monthly Meet The Maker event in the fabulous and historical Pied Piper within the...

Break Out The Sweet Potato Liqueur…It’s Sippin’ Season!

This time last year we had just discovered the amazing Sweet Potato Liqueur from Corbin Cash Spirits in Atwater, California. And what a discovery it was! Literally every person we've had try it since then has fallen in love with it. Given fall is upon us and we're...

Diving into Rum…Our Full Series

Diving into Rum…Our Full Series

Let me be the first to say, rum is going to be the next whiskey! Ok, maybe I'm not the first to say that. In fact, I've already said that in one of our past rum articles. But I've been saying it a lot lately and plan to continue to say it a lot more. If your last...

Distilling 101: How Craft Is The Bottle You’re Drinking?

Distilling 101: How Craft Is The Bottle You’re Drinking?

We all know it. When it comes to alcohol the word craft is often misused, misunderstood and misrepresented. The world of distilling might honestly be the most confusing of all. Why? Well, because there are a lot of different ways to get that liquid in the bottle....

Seven Stills: The Master of the Distilled Beer Trend

Seven Stills: The Master of the Distilled Beer Trend

Whiskey. Just the idea of it lends to feelings of sophistication, perhaps in a silk robe beside a roaring fire. But what sets silk robe flavor apart from sweatpants swill? The answer is in the craft. Seven Stills Distillery and Brewery of San Francisco chooses to...

VIDEO: Turning Craft Beer into Craft Whiskey!

VIDEO: Turning Craft Beer into Craft Whiskey!

We just love the trend of turning craft beer into craft whiskey and are thrilled to see that it's really starting to take off! It creates super complex and deliciously different whiskies that you should definitely be keeping an eye out for when shopping and...

Tradition & Innovation: Boston Harbor Distillery

Tradition & Innovation: Boston Harbor Distillery

When I went to Boston Harbor Distillery, it was frigid and New England was cleaning up from its first major snow storm of the year.  I would say a perfect time to warm-up with excellent spirits. For the history buffs who want good spirits with a twist, look no further...

Magical, Misunderstood Mezcal

Magical, Misunderstood Mezcal

Let me guess, when I say mezcal you think smoke bomb. We’ve all had one too many craft cocktails featuring mezcal that sound delicious, but deliver a smoky BBQ pit in your mouth. Where’s the grapefruit? The thyme? All of those other ingredients that made this drink so...

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