Pop the Bubbly! The Best Champagne Glasses & Temperature to Ring in the New Year

Pop the Bubbly! The Best Champagne Glasses & Temperature to Ring in the New Year

Happy Holidays and almost New Year Tippler Nation. This week in the spirit of the upcoming holiday I wanted to talk a little about the tradition of bubbly on New Year’s Eve. But before I do that let’s get practical for the upcoming holiday and talk about how to choose the perfect glass and have Read more about Pop the Bubbly! The Best Champagne Glasses & Temperature to Ring in the New Year[…]

The Evolution of Whiskey: Doubled & Twisted

The Evolution of Whiskey: Doubled & Twisted

I wanted to, I wanted to show off my skills using an amazing still, using an amazing base material – a delicious beer – and distill it and then age it as a clear distillate for four years, five years, and then release it as a clear whiskey showing, you know, there’s, there’s no hiding Read more about The Evolution of Whiskey: Doubled & Twisted[…]

Barrel Aged Gin: Perfect for Gin Beginners, Whiskey Lovers & Everyone In Between

Barrel Aged Gin: Perfect for Gin Beginners, Whiskey Lovers & Everyone In Between

Are you one of those people who says “you’re not a gin drinker”? Or perhaps you’re a whiskey lover who hasn’t really ventured into gin yet? Well today I have a treat for you! Stay tuned… we’re talking all about Barrel Aged Gin and I promise, you’ll be ready to dive into your soon to Read more about Barrel Aged Gin: Perfect for Gin Beginners, Whiskey Lovers & Everyone In Between[…]

The Best Sweet Potato Alcohol Ever…Just In Time For The Holidays!

The Best Sweet Potato Alcohol Ever…Just In Time For The Holidays!

Hi everyone its Suzanne from The Crafty Cask and wow do I have a treat for you tonight! Tonight just in time for the holidays we’re going to have some fun with sweet potato liqueur. Mmmmm. Which I’ve affectionately been calling the whiskey lovers liqueur. So I’m giving you a little sneak preview into one Read more about The Best Sweet Potato Alcohol Ever…Just In Time For The Holidays![…]

Rethinking Vodka: It’s Not Just for Cocktails Anymore

Rethinking Vodka: It’s Not Just for Cocktails Anymore

Happy Thirsty Thursday everyone! Today I want to talk about vodka, you know that unloved overused but barely thought about spirit. Why is that? Why is the fact that it tastes like nothing, the first thing that everyone says they love about vodka when taste is so important to us in every other alcohol. Well Read more about Rethinking Vodka: It’s Not Just for Cocktails Anymore[…]

Outtakes! Our Key Lime Vodka…Too Early For Its Time

Outtakes! Our Key Lime Vodka…Too Early For Its Time

So we started with flavored and then we went into clear. And then we had a Key Lime vodka for a while and then we dropped that one. I blew that one up. I think we over extracted it. It was so so powerful that people really didn’t know what to do with it. And Read more about Outtakes! Our Key Lime Vodka…Too Early For Its Time[…]

Distilling Beer into Whiskey with Bear Republic Brewing
Turning Wine into Vodka: Welcome to Re:Find Spirits!

Turning Wine into Vodka: Welcome to Re:Find Spirits!

Welcome to beautiful Paso Robles, California! Today, you’re in for a real treat. A two-fer in a way: craft wine and craft spirits. Why? Because we’re turning wine into vodka! Hi, I’m Suzanne Henricksen, a researcher and storyteller by trade; and a world explorer and drink local enthusiast by heart. I’m traveling the world to Read more about Turning Wine into Vodka: Welcome to Re:Find Spirits![…]

Charbay Meyer Lemon Vodka: Like Biting Into The Whole Fruit

Charbay Meyer Lemon Vodka: Like Biting Into The Whole Fruit

Back in the 90s when I was traveling around, I was stopping by restaurants and bars and seeing what people were drinking and we were making brandies and liqueurs and there were a lot of people drinking, a lot of wine and a lot of people that weren’t drinking a lot of wine and they Read more about Charbay Meyer Lemon Vodka: Like Biting Into The Whole Fruit[…]

All About Orange Wines!

All About Orange Wines!

Hello Tippler Nation! Today we have a special treat. We are being joined by Jenny Eagleton of the Punchdown here in Oakland California to talk about one of our favorite topics, orange wine in one of our all-time favorite wine bars, stay tuned. We are thrilled to be here and I’m thrilled to talk to Read more about All About Orange Wines![…]