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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.

All in the Family:  Silver Tree Beer & Spirits

All in the Family: Silver Tree Beer & Spirits

Photo Credits: Silver Tree Beer & Spirits Interested in getting your own feature on The Crafty Cask? Click here. Brothers are often grouped in stereotypes steeped in competitive behavior. Add booze? You may have a brawl on your hands. Luckily this is not the case...

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....

New York City’s Oldest Operating Whiskey Distillery

New York City’s Oldest Operating Whiskey Distillery

Sometimes you just get lucky. You're out of town, staying in a hotel, have a few hours to kill and want to nourish your passion for all things epicurean by finding something off the beaten path to explore and learn about. A short 15 minute walk later and you find...

Magical, Misunderstood Mezcal

Magical, Misunderstood Mezcal

Let me guess, when I say mezcal you think smoke bomb. I hear ya! I’ve had this experience so many times that I honestly started asking bartenders to sub tequila for mezcal in cocktails for a while. But fear no more! I’ll help you understand this seductive sipping spirit so that you are drinking the quality craft mezcals that do it right.

Tequila Talks. We’re Not In College Anymore

Tequila Talks. We’re Not In College Anymore

Tequila is gaining notoriety beyond the margarita, and it’s about time! I can’t wait to see how this triumph of Mexico catches the craft alcohol wave. Join me on this journey as we talk tequila basics: where it comes from, how it’s made, what defines it, and the different types of tequila.

A Rum Style Guide: 8 Bottles To Fuel Your New Obsession

A Rum Style Guide: 8 Bottles To Fuel Your New Obsession

We’re continuing our current mission to get you on the rum train with a nice, easy overview of the different styles. How else are you going to know what to start drinking? I mean it people…I want you out there trying some of these delicious rums!

VIDEO: Rum from New England

VIDEO: Rum from New England

🥃 Part 3 of a 4 part series on Rum. We're winding down our rum series with this week's video all about New England rum history and a few of our favorites from the region. Check out the rest of our rum content here to get you ready to jump on the rum train and expand...

The Tumultuous, Economy-Building History of Rum

The Tumultuous, Economy-Building History of Rum

The story behind a spirit, like the history of rum, is often the most fascinating part of drinking. Not only do you get to sip on a delicious beverage, but you are able to be transported through history and learn about the culture of a people and sometimes even an era.

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