Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Distilld Whiskey Scanner Has Been Chosen as Official App of WOW
Distilld is a free whiskey app for Android and iOS users that delivers an easy way to track and discover new whiskies.
Today, Distilld Communities LLC announced that its whiskey check-in and discovery app, Distilld Whiskey Scanner, has been named the Official App of Whiskies of the World (WOW). It is the first whiskey app to be used for the four WOW Expos on Saturday, Sept. 27 in Austin, Texas; Nov. 8 in Atlanta, Georgia; March 26, 2015 in San Jose, CA; and March 28, 2015 in San Francisco, CA.
Ticket holders can enter the event code they receive from WOW to begin using the Distilld Whiskey Scanner event module, which lets attendees track whiskies they have tried, rate them, and share reviews and personal tasting notes. It will help them find booth locations and upload photos with check-ins to social media. The app contains an interactive map of the booth locations and a full event schedule. Users will receive real-time alerts for sessions and presentations. The app also provides a filtered event pour list of whiskies available at the show, enabling visitors to easily find and rate their favorite samples.
Users need not worry that their reviews, check-ins, and notes will be lost if their Internet connection is limited, slow or unavailable during the event. A feature exclusive to Distilld is that the app remains fully functional even when offline and will sync up as soon as the device reconnects.
“Nothing is more frustrating than tasting an amazing whiskey at an event only to draw a blank on the name when trying to remember it later. You could walk around with a notebook and pen, but your hands are probably full and who wants to carry more stuff? What’s worse is if you misplace the pen and paper and your notes are lost after the show.” said Stu Grubbs, Distilld’s Founder. “Our goal is to use technology to enhance the tasting experience. By using our app, visitors now have an easy way to keep track of their experience, explore the event, and discover whiskey. We are proud to be a partner and the official app for Whiskies of the World Expo.”
I had drinks with Stu Grubbs and other folks from Distilld a few weeks ago. They're a small start-up here in my neighborhood in Chicago, and genuinely passionate about whiskey. Distilld isn't just an app to use at events such as WOW. You can use it every day in bars and shops. Whenever you see an interesting whiskey, just use the app to shoot an image of the label with your phone's camera and watch the fun ensue.