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This article was published on July 31, 2014


    Distiller is now a social network for whisky lovers

    Distiller is now a social network for whisky lovers
    Paul Sawers
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    Paul Sawers

    Paul Sawers was a reporter with The Next Web in various roles from May 2011 to November 2014. Follow Paul on Twitter: @psawers or check h Paul Sawers was a reporter with The Next Web in various roles from May 2011 to November 2014. Follow Paul on Twitter: @psawers or check him out on Google+.

    Back in February, we brought you news on Distiller, an iPhone app that’s striving to be the ultimate whisky-drinker’s companion.

    Distiller analyzes tens-of-thousands of data points across flavors, price, reputation and more, then delivers personalized whisky recommendations from around the world. It later arrived for Android too.

    Today, Distiller is expanding beyond a simple recommendation engine into a fully fledged social network for whisky drinkers, where fans of a dram can hang out, swap notes, share favorites and learn about a multitude of different malts.

    How it looks

    You’ll now see your own dedicated activity feed alongside a whisky notes page.

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    And your personal profile page serves as a Twitter-like gateway to every facet of your account, including your wishlist, ratings, collection and feed. But perhaps more importantly, this is where you can see all your following/followers count. Alternatively you can also now search for specific whiskys/whiskeys, as well as specific members.

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    Niche social networks are nothing new, and Distiller isn’t even the first such platform for whisky drinkers, but with a focus on mobile underpinned by a lovely design, it should prove popular for malt-lovers the world over.

    ➤ Distiller: | Google Play | App Store