The speed pourer, or bottle pourer, is a luxury item for most home bartenders. It is handy, however, when hosting parties thanks to its ability to pour liquor from the bottles quickly and easily. Here are a few quick tips on how to become a speed pouring master: 1. Place the speed pourer in the bottle so that the pouring hole is facing the bottle's label. This way you'll always know in which direction the hole is pointing. 2. To slow down the pouring rate, use your finger to block the air hole on top of the pourer. 3. Hold the bottle upside down over the glass and count to three to pour 1 1/2 ounces of liquid. Practice with an empty bottle filled with water and fill a shot glass while counting. After a few times of doing this you will have trained yourself to this rhythm and know exactly how much you've poured. 4. Never store a bottle for a long time with the speed pourer, since this will cause air to get into the bottle and shorten its shelf life.