Five New Washington Whiskeys to Try
Our local whiskey distillers are supplying an ever-expanding shelf bursting with intriguing choices. To start your sipping, here are five new-ish highlights covering a range of tastes. The best experience is to try these at the distilleries
From left: Bad Dog Grandpa’s Wheat Whiskey, Chambers Bay Greenhorn Bourbon, Heritage High Altitude Brown Sugar Bourbon, 3 Howls Backbeat Bourbon, Copperworks American Single Malt Whiskey
Washington Whiskey Barrels Ahead
The state's whiskey scene has expanded from just a couple of producers to a robust and varied selection
When I first wrote about the nascent Washington distillery scene in 2011, the selection of local whiskey was very different from what it is today. Woodinville Whiskey Co. was releasing its first micro-barreled bourbon and rye, and the other bottles of locally produced brown could be counted on one hand. Six years later, we live…
German Cocktails at Altstadt, Vote for Local Distillers and More
All the boozy news you can use
From special drinks to big booze contests to cider-ific anniversaries and events, local bars, distillers, and cideries are making the end of summer a wonderful place for those who, like me, love our local producers. Read the below and learn more. Altstadt’s German Cocktails: Pioneer Square’s Altstadt opened three years ago and became known for…
The Bourbon Buzz: How to Score the New Dry Fly
There’s a whole lot of to-do about this Saturday’s Seattle release of Dry Fly Bourbon, which is being billed as “the first-ever commercially produced bourbon in Washington State.” Half of the limited-release production of 480 bottles hit the streets last week in Spokane, where Dry Fly is based. Dry Fly distiller Patrick Donovan tells me…
Sample Spirits from Seattle’s New Distilleries
A new law has created a boom in spirited establishments.
The recent boom in Seattle booze distillers comes thanks to the Washington State Craft Distillery Law (passed in 2008), which allows local liquor producers to offer on-site tasting and bottle sales, à la wineries—provided that at least 51 percent of the liquor ingredients are grown in state. Accordingly, a slew of recently opened distilleries now…
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