If you love Scotch, Whisky, Whiskey or Bourbon you need to download and install these apps today. You can learn more about your favorite Whiskey or Whisky and you’ll find out about new brands and drinks to try.
We also love these Whisky apps because they help teach us about the flavors and differences between various brands of Scotch, Whiskey, Whisky and Bourbon that you will encounter.
Whether you are looking for a dram to taste at a bar or trying to pick a new bottle to buy, you can use these tools to build up your personal tasting list and keep track of the bottles you already own.
With these great Whiskey apps you will learn about the flavor profiles of your favorite spirits and as you rate the Scotch, Whiskey, Bourbon and Whisky that you love you will get recommendations about what to try.
Some of the apps will help you locate or buy the new brands online, and there are some deals to be found, but overall these are about discovery, tracking your favorites and learning more about the drinks you enjoy.
After spending a lot of time, and a dram or three doing research, we discovered three of the best Whisky, Scotch, Bourbon and Whiskey apps you need to download today. We also recommend watching this episode of Raw Craft if you appreciate a good dram.
Most of these apps work on your iPhone and Android, but some are still iOS only. Once you decide which app fits you best, you can narrow this down to three apps you keep installed and still get the full benefit, but these are all worth a look.
You don’t need to spend any money on these apps to up your Bourbon and Scotch game, and there are no ads. You may see some options to buy Scotch, Whiskey and Bourbon inside the apps, but you don’t have to. The prices we’ve seen are often competitive. Make sure you read more on how to save money buying alcohol online.
Scotch & Whiskey Distiller App
Distiller is hands down the best app for anyone who loves Scotch, Whiskey, Bourbon, Whisky or any other type of distilled spirit. This app includes everything we need to track out love of spirits.
When you sign up you can create your own personal Top Shelf to track the absolute favorites. You can also create a collection of the Scotch and Whiskey that you have and a wishlist of what you want to buy.
If you are in the mood to try something new, the Distiller app includes a Recommend option that allows you to choose a type of liquor, how you want to enjoy it, your experience with that type so far and then the style such as scotch, American, Irish or World. After you tell the app where you want to enjoy it and how much you want to spend you’ll get a recommendation of what to try. It’s really fun and a nice way to find some new options.
The main page includes lists of new and trending Whiskey that you need to try as well as lists that will help you find new bottles to add to you collection. There is a search option to find all kinds of spirits and there is a lot of information for even hard to find brands. You can learn a lot about Whiskey, Scotch, Tequila, Rum and other spirits in the app as well.
When you rate a bottle of Whisky in the app you will see recommendations for similar bottles. Each page also shows you a flavor profile and offers a concise and down to earth tasting note. You can add your own notes as well as your own review.
Whisky & More Flaviar App
We originally discovered Flaviar thanks to a monthly tasting pack that they offer. The Flaviar tasting pack is a paid service that ships you 5 samples of spirits each month so you can try a variety of Scotch, Whisky, Bourbon, Rum, Gin and other options.
You don’t need to use that paid service to enjoy the app. Unfortunately this app is only available on the iPhone, so if you are on Android you will need to use another option or sign up to be notified when it comes out.
Flaviar includes a really handy flavor spiral for each spirit they include a listing for. This shows you the various flavors you may taste when sampling or drinking a specific Whiskey, Scotch or Bourbon.
In the app you can rate a spirit, add it to your bar and view the flavor profile. The app will show you similar drinks at the bottom of any specific drink so that you can find a new bottle to try.
There are also options to buy many bottles, but you don’t have to make any purchases to use the app. You can also buy sampler packs individually or with the subscription service that the company offers.
Craft Bourbon App
The Craft Bourbon app is essentially an ad for the Buffalo Trace Distillery, but if you are tempted to get into Bourbon it is an amazing place to get some understanding and learn about the different tastes that Bourbon offers.
The app walks you though creating a Bourbon recipe and explains how the different ingredients and amounts impact the flavor. This helps you figure out what to look for when you go to the store.
After you pick a recipe it explains the process of turning those ingredients into the start of Bourbon and you’ll need to decide how much to char the barrel before it goes into warehousing. Even the location of a barrel in the warehouse impacts the flavor. Choose how long to age the Bourbon, based on the flavors that you will get from aging and then decide how strong you want the bourbon by adding water.
At the end of using this app, you will see a description of the Bourbon you created and then you will also see a Buffalo Trace Distillery option that is the closest match to what you made. It’s a fun process that teaches you about Bourbon in a really cool way.