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A Distillery Offers 5 Tips for Picking the Best Craft Spirits June 14, 2017

Port Morris, Bronx
A Distillery Offers 5 Tips for Picking the Best Craft Spirits, Bronx, New York

Anyone of age can buy a few bottles of alcohol at their local liquor store or distillery. However, it takes an informed buyer to know how to choose craft spirits that will delight guests or pair perfectly with dinner.

Here are five tips for picking the best craft spirits and appreciating the finest liquors:

Attend a Tasting

distilleryFor a great introduction to craft spirits, call your local distillery to ask if they host free tastings. During tastings, you’ll have the chance to try an incredible variety of spirits, which can help you narrow down your options. Don’t be afraid to take notes; they can help you remember what you liked and didn’t like.

Speak With a Bartender or Sommelier

Bartenders are spirits and mixed drink specialists, while sommeliers spend years refining their palates and mastering the art of food and drink pairing. To make finding excellent craft spirits easy, talk to your bartender or sommelier. In addition to being familiar with the most popular selections, these experts can give you more information about flavor notes and alcohol content.

Check the Menu & Your Smartphone

It can be overwhelming to choose between a shelf filled with craft spirits, but you can make your choice a little easier by checking the menu and doing a little research on your smartphone. If you find a drink that looks interesting, do a quick internet search to learn more about it.

Consider Your Meal

Another great way to select craft spirits is by choosing a drink that will pair with your meal. Although many menus have pairing suggestions underneath the liquor title, choosing spirits based on their ingredients can be just as effective. For example, if you’re thinking about ordering the seared tuna marinated in ginger, consider a Pitorro distilled with other tropical ingredients, such as coconut and tamarind.

Think About Your Preferred Tastes

Do you like the bitter taste of beer or the faint sweetness of fine wine? Before selecting craft spirits, think about your preferred flavor profiles and share this information with your waiter, bartender, or sommelier. Tell them whether you’re looking for a drink with bitter, sour, or sweet notes, and they’ll help narrow down your options.


Are you ready to awaken your senses with some exciting craft spirits? Port Morris Distillery in the Bronx, NY, specializes in Pitorro, a strong Puerto Rican liquor known for its smooth finish and incredible taste. For more information about their products, send them a message online or call (718) 585-3192.

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