A Beginner's Guide To Buying Great Liquors

A Beginner's Guide To Buying Great Liquors

Is it just us or are the liquor stores always changing their layouts to be more disorienting? And don't even get us started with the tedious weekend lineups and the cliché selection of spirits.  If you're looking for impressive libations and are over the inefficient current liquor buying processes, you're not alone. We're here to help you find the best alcohol, with the most ease. 

Tip 1: Do Your Research

Shop with a purpose. Figure out what kind of drinks you're wanting to make, how you want people to feel about them, what your budget is, how much you need, what accompanying supplies you'll need, and what makes a product top-quality. You're already reading this, so you're on the right track! 

Researching what falls within your set guidelines and goals will help you narrow down your search for the right bottles, making shopping easy and intentional. You may find that the drinks you'll be making require several ingredients that you don't have, so consider buying premium kits like these for convenience and the best value. Platforms like Chip's Liquor are one-stop-shops for all your needs. 

Tip 2: Build a Foundation

During your research, you may also find you need drink accessories. Using a central platform like Chip's Liquor is going to save you tons of time and energy; avoid pit stops and get your accouterments, like garnishes, syrups, olives, tonics, etc there too. 

Tip 3: Prioritize Natural Ingredients

Look for products, like this Aplomado Herbal Aperitif Liqueur, that put emphasis on using quality natural ingredients, without artificial additives. It'll make all the difference in flavor, hangover, and health.

Tip 4: Seek High Proof

High proof means high concentration/purity, so the flavor profiles aren't dulled. These more intense spirits are likely more mature/aged (one way they get their higher alcohol concentration) and the flavors have had time to develop properly for a bold and dynamic taste that you can balance. No one wants to pay for water. 

The higher the proof, the more distilled and filtered it's likely to be, meaning you'll be left with a complex clean spirit like this delicious bourbon

Tip 5: Drinking Clear Liquors Means Less Hangover

Congeners are formed as a byproduct of fermentation and seem to be the culprits for hangovers. Clear liquors, and generally alcohol that is highly distilled (with light beer & wine being an exception), are more likely to lack congeners, like tannins, due to their thorough filtration process. For an easy morning stick with vodka, sake, or gin. Try this silky smooth vodka, that's been distilled and filtered several times.

Tip 6: Try New Things! 

We've all had enough of the bar rail stuff to last a lifetime. Try something outside the box, like maybe a highly rated craft beer or this underrated coconut liqueur to elevate any piña colada. 

Tip 7: Shop Online

Online stores like Chip's Liquor will have more unique and international selections than your local liquor stores, along with the classics. You can use filters and search bars to quickly find exactly what you're looking for within your budget. It gets promptly delivered right to your door and is so convenient. 

Check out Chip's Liquor to find all of these products, options, and conveniences. A world of quality spirits awaits! 

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