Perks of Being a Bottle Club Member
Written by Amanda Boroughs, Marketing & Events Manager, Tenth Ward Distilling Company
Ever wondered what Tenth Ward’s Bottle Club is all about? Keep reading to learn how you can get your hands on exclusive releases, discounts and freebies, special event access, and more.
Bottle Club is Free to Join
You heard right. Tenth Ward’s exclusive Bottle Club membership is free to join. There are no startup or initiation fees. Bottle Club members get to enjoy the perks of being a member immediately after signing up!
Four Exclusive Releases Per Year
Tenth Ward releases a new spirit for our Bottle Club members each quarter. These spirits are made in small batches and offered on a limited basis. They’re always super interesting, unconventional, and (obviously) delicious.
Some Bottle Club releases include…
Conservation Cordial: a liqueur made from a blend of invasive (but deliciously edible) species that have been meddling with nature here in our lovely state of Maryland. It was infused with honeysuckle, mimosa, white mulberry, and sweetened with cane sugar.
Pawpawmaro: a super local inspired spirit infused with ingredients natuve to the Chesapeake watershed region. This spirit was made with pawpaw, crabapples, hawthorne berries, prickly pear fruit and a few other funky botanicals.
Barreled Caraway: barrel-aged version of our beloved Caraway Rye. Made with malted rye, malted barley, caraway seeds and aged in an oak barrel.
We’ve been revving up for our third Bottle Club release of the year that comes out in July – Tenth Ward’s take on Sloe Gin. Traditional Sloe Gin is a British red liqueur made with gin and sloes. Sloes are the fruit of Prunus Spinosa, a relative of the plum. But in true Tenth Ward fashion, we’ll be taking our own twist on the traditional British liqueur. Get ready for sloe berries, hawthorn berries, coriander, almond, and lemon and lime peel.
Want dibs on this release? Click here to sign up for the Bottle Club for free.
Member Referral Bonuses
It doesn’t just pay to be a member, it also pays to refer new members! With each new member you refer you will get 5 loyalty points. Loyalty points equal dollars towards Tenth Ward purchases. 1 Loyalty Point = $1. The more you refer, the more free booze and swag you get! You can also earn loyalty points by other purchases made at the Cocktail Lab as well. Click here to learn more about the Tenth Ward Loyalty Program.
Club Releases are Never Available to the Public
This is where it really pays to be a Bottle Club member. That means the general public can never buy Bottle Club releases… Ever. They can’t even sample them at the Cocktail Lab! Hey, it’s not mean… It’s just exclusive.
Bottle Club members have the ability to reserve non-Bottle Club spirits as well. At any time, Bottle Club members can call or message us to reserve any of our year-round, seasonal, or limited-release products – a perk that the general public doesn’t have access to. This way you can rest assured that nothing will sell out before you’ve had a chance to try it.
A great example is our Brinton’s Brandy. Brinton’s Brandy is a delicious Civil War-era style brandy infused with local tart cherries that has a huge following. Unfortunately it’s only released in limited quantities in early February and usually sells out before March. Since this spirit is available to the general public, it’s almost gone in the blink of an eye. Fortunately for Club Members, they can reserve bottles before it’s even released to the public.
Specialty Menu Items at the Cocktail Lab
With each Bottle Club release comes a signature Bottle Club cocktail that’s available for members only at the Cocktail Lab. Only Bottle Club members and their guests can enjoy these Bottle Club spirit-based cocktails.
Invitations to Bottle Club Member Only Events
Each quarter Tenth Ward puts on a different Bottle Club member exclusive event. Events are free to attend and members can bring a guest.
Some Bottle Club events we’ve hosted included:
- Nosing & tasting workshops
- Vertical bourbon tasting
- Private distillery tours
- Private tastings & cocktail receptions
- Foraging cocktail workshop
Our next Bottle Club event is scheduled for July. We will be hosting a huge 4-year anniversary and Bottle Club member appreciation bash! Sign up for the club today for an exclusive invite.
Bottle Club members also get to enjoy 10% off all merchandise at the Cocktail Lab. That includes apparel, cocktail mixers and glassware. Rep your favorite Tenth Ward branded merchandise or stock your bar cart with great cocktail mixers at a discounted price.
Bottle Club members also get 50% off all Spirit Flights for themselves and a guest every time they visit. Every. Time. They. Visit. A Spirit Flight is three ½ ounce samples of any spirits we have available. This is a great way to sample through our menu and see what you like. Our educated bartenders can walk you through the nosing and tasting notes of each spirit and help you decide on a cocktail or bottle to go.
What our Bottle Club Members Have to Say…
“I first visited Tenth Ward when it was just starting out. The things that stood out to me were the vibe, which was great even in the original, tiny tasting bar and the booze, which was delicious and really creative. Being a member of the Club gives me the opportunity to get the newest, most creative bottles and cocktails and to go to cool events with people who enjoy it as much as I do. It’s a great deal and worth the trip on down.”
Ken H., New Jersey. Member since 2017
What are You Waiting For?
If you’ve read this far, you’re probably ready to sign up to the best Bottle Club membership around, right? Click below to signup for free and start reaping the rewards today.