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5 for Friday: November 27, 2020

We hope your Thanksgiving was at least a brief reprieve from the 2020 dumpster fire. This Friday the Villains are sharing five apps that make drinking—oops, learning—more fun and engaging.

Tequila Matchmaker

Ready to kick your tequila education up a notch? Tequila Matchmaker is the app for you. Sip tequilas (or shoot them—we’re not judging), rate them, and Tequila Matchmaker will let you know what flavors and aromas are resonating with you. You’ll get recommendations from the app but we love that you’ll also receive seriously in-depth info about specific bottles.

Get it for iOS or Android.


The app that Business Insider once called “Booze Google.” Expert reviews of an array of spirits, barcode scanning, recommendations, a “playlist” feature… This app is an excellent way to discover new bottles before buying them for your venue or home bar.

Available for iOS and Android.

Vartender: Whiskey Concierge

If you’re looking for one whiskey app, you should give Vartender serious consideration. This app provides insights into mainstream and craft American whiskeys; makes it easy to research bottles before making purchases; informs users about whiskey events; and offers whiskey education.

Click here for iOS.

Maker’s Mark Ambassador

Did you know you can become a Maker’s Mark ambassador in just moments? No, you won’t be given a territory, but you will enjoy some rad perks for signing up. One of those perks happens to be your name on a Maker’s Mark barrel. The Ambassador app lets you track “your” barrel’s journey, fill to aging to bottling—among other features.

But it’s the free inventory function that got our attention. Scan your bottles, check out notes and add your own, and compare purchase prices. This is a must-have feature for those investing in whiskey.

Grab it here for iOS.


I mean…c’mon. No list like this would be complete without encouraging people to download and use Untappd. This app does more than just provide beer neophytes, the beer-curious and beer aficionados with the ability to rate and discover. Untappd is a connected community that gives beer fans a fun way to engage with bars, breweries, bottle shops and other places that serve beer. If you sell beer, you should be active on Untappd.

Download it now for iOS or Android.

Photo by Valentin Petkov on Unsplash

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