App of the Week - Distiller

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Look, even Geeks love to drink. It’s why techies invented gadgets like Coravin and why history and pop culture buffs around the world unite every week for pub trivia.

Sometimes the intersection of tech and alcohol can make magic, like the Distiller app, the coolest way to browse the liquor store without taking your eyes off your smartphone.

Originally created as a whiskey recommendation app, Distiller has now expanded to include rum, brandy, tequila, and mescal. Whether you’re looking to get another glass at the bar, add a centerpiece to your liquor cabinet, or find the perfect gift for your choosiest friend (here’s looking at you, Reed), you can use Distiller’s sophisticated search criteria – including flavor profile, price point, and location of origin – to find the perfect bottle for any occasion.

In addition to searching, you can also use Distiller as a sort of little black book for booze: Browse and submit reviews from users and experts, keep track of your purchases, set up a wishlist, and even log your tasting notes using its simple, intuitive interface.

It’s no wonder why Distiller won a 2015 Webby award for “Best Food and Drink.” It’s fun, practical, and easy to use. And, best of all, since it’s available for free for iOS and Android devices, no Geek ever needs to go thirsty again!

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Jason Finn

Founder & Chief Geek

Jason has nearly 20 years of consulting experience, predominantly in the technology space. Most recently he was the COO and Director of Technology for Rich Casto & Company, a national training and consulting organization in the real estate industry.
As a consultant for IBM, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, and Envision Consulting Group (now IMS Health), Jason has served clients of all sizes, including Big Pharma, Fortune 500, and Global 1000 companies:

  • Allstate Insurance Company
  • AOL (America Online)
  • Astellas Pharmaceuticals
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • Ford Motor Credit
  • Wockhardt USA (formerly Morton Grove Pharmaceuticals)
  • Norwich Union
  • PNC Bank
  • Reynolds and Reynolds

Sarunas Budrikas

Creative Director

Sarunas is a web design and development expert with hundreds of successful projects in his portfolio. He is passionate about delivering extraordinary user experiences for every client and consistently goes above and beyond everyone’s expectations. As an SEO expert and strategist, he can optimize your website, or app, to get the most out of it, day in and day out. Sarunas holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from Kaunas Technology University, in Lithuania. Sarunas now lives in Chicago, and calls it home.

Alexandra Olsavsky

Client Experience Specialist

Alex specializes in content generation and social media promotion for Geek | Chicago clients, helping to solidify their presence in the online community. This includes blog writing, graphic design, co-ordination and design of weekly newsletters, and active engagement on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn. Outside of Geek, Alex is a classically-trained soprano who professionally performs around the city of Chicago (most recently with the Chicago Baroque Band, and with the Rolling Stones for their "50 and Counting" tour).