The number of households with smart speakers such as Alexa from Amazon continues to increase, especially in the UK and US. I decided to have a look in the UK Amazon store for the top rated Alexa Skills in the Alcoholic drinks category…

It is worth noting that the number of Alexa skills continues to grow – as per the graph below on the existing number by country – however it remains small relative to the huge offer of apps available for a mobile phone device for example.

Also, smart speakers such as Alexa, are still mainly used for music, general questions, weather and as an alarm. From a personal perspective, this reflects exactly my own household use of the product. The full list can be seen below on the use and most valued features by consumers in the UK.

Given the limited number of Alexa skills and the preferred use by consumers as per the graph above, it should come as no surprise that only 5% of Alexa skills have more than 8 reviews and 65% of skills with 5 stars have only one review.

Nevertheless, by the end of December 2018, the top 5 rated Alexa skills in the Drinks Category with 2 reviews or more were as follows:

Number 1 – The Sipping Room by Bacardi

Description: Grey Goose welcomes you inside The Sipping Room, a place where you can learn how to make a variety of vodka cocktails at home with the help of Alexa, the master mixologist.

With step-by-step tutorials, Alexa can inspire you by recommending a cocktail based on what flavours you like, or what ingredients you have available. With Alexa’s help, you’ll learn how to make that one vodka cocktail you’ve also wanted to master. From the Bloody Mary to the Caipiroska, The Sipping Room has something for everybody. So, what would you like to make?

Number 2 – Talisker Tasting Experience by SayItNow

Description: We aim to enhance the whisky tasting experience at home, and this skill is intended replicate a guided tasting such as we offer at our distillery. Currently we have tasting experiences for Talisker 10 year old, Talisker Skye and Talisker Storm. This skill will provide a step by step audio guide to help you enjoy and appreciate the Talisker Whisky you are tasting, as well as learn about what it takes to make this award winning whisky. Impress friends with your new-found knowledge about the Talisker family.

Number 3 – Scotch Whisky Quiz by Inside the Cask

Description: This is a short quiz on Scotch Whisky for anyone who wants to learn more about this wonderful liquid representing Scotland in a glass, whilst having some fun.
Quiz comes entirely free, courtesy of Andre de Almeida @ Inside the Cask, a blog about drinks, retail and travel. 
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Number 4 – Whisky or Whiskey? Quiz by Inside the Cask

Description: This is a short quiz on Whisky and Whiskey for anyone who wants to learn more about this wonderful liquid from Scotland, America and other parts of the World in a glass, whilst having some fun.
Quiz comes entirely free, courtesy of Andre de Almeida @ Inside the Cask, a blog about drinks, retail and travel. 
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Number 5 – The Wine Connoisseur by Lewis Wrightson

Description: The Wine Connoisseur will allow you to become the difference between a Wine Amateur and a Wine Expert with over 40 fun facts! 

For a previous Inside the Cask blog on a similar topic, click on: “Alexa, open Scotch Whisky”

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