Hooch Hub

Local Launch: Introducing the Distiller's List

The new online hub for artisanal hooch is proof positive that Coloradans adore booze.

By Anne Reeser November 1, 2015 Published in the Holiday 2015 issue of Aspen Sojourner

Our state trails only Washington in producer proliferation, topping fifty distilleries in recent years. With so many mustache-twirling, vest-rocking cocktail composers plying their craft, ardent imbibers face quite a task keeping up on who’s pouring what, where, and why. Thankfully, a wellspring flows forth: Distiller’s List, an online hub for artisanal hooch.

Founded by POC Sports entrepreneur Jarka Duba and featuring host Oliver Sharpe, the multimedia platform serves both industry shakers and sauce consumers. Users can learn the stories behind small-batch vodkas or tequilas, as well as meet their makers; order rare bottles, both regional and international, to their door (shipping soon to partner retailers in forty-two states); watch demos on mixing up au courant elixirs at home, alongside video tasting notes on local standouts like Buena Vista bourbon; and even join a monthly mailed spirits club.

In a culture as celebration-saturated as Aspen’s, the opportunity to click and connect with the tastemakers dedicating their livelihoods to making and messing with the hard stuff is worth raising a glass to. Distiller’s List, keep setting them up: we’ll have another round with you. distillerslist.com

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