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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.

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...

Tequila Talks. We’re Not In College Anymore

Tequila Talks. We’re Not In College Anymore

Making memories over handcrafted drinks opens the door to a whole new world of fascination with the elements  used to create them. Over time, I’ve learned that sipping a margarita lakeside warms my heart as much a tequila served neat after a long, hard day. In central...

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

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

? Part 4 of our 4 part series on Rum. We're finishing up 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...

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

? Part 2 of our 4 part series on Rum. The story behind a spirit 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...

Rummy Rum Rum 101

Rummy Rum Rum 101

? Part 1 of a 4 part series on Rum. 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. But I've been saying it a lot lately and plan to continue to say it a lot more. If your last impression of rum was spring...

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...

Peru vs. Chile: The Never-Ending Pisco Rivalry

Peru vs. Chile: The Never-Ending Pisco Rivalry

There are never-ending rivalries such as Boston Red Sox versus the New York Yankees, Dunkin’ Donuts versus Starbucks, and Star Trek versus Star Wars.  However, there is a rivalry that predates all these examples: Peruvian and Chilean pisco. This feud is never-ending. ...

Pisco 101: So Much More Than Pisco Sours

Pisco 101: So Much More Than Pisco Sours

Pisco is a spirit you probably know of but haven’t tried all that often.  Tourists to Peru often enjoy a Pisco Sour, a yellowish, frothy cocktail, after a hike up Manchu Picchu.  Pisco punch often appears on a cocktail menu while lying on a beach.  Believe it or not,...

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