While in Oregon this past winter, I spent the majority of my time trying out local spirits producers. Surprise? One such destination of note was Eastside Distillery (est. 2008), right […]
With snow falling like the dead of winter again, when a woman asked me to make her a mocktail (I think she was pregnant, but it’s rude to assume that, right?) I wanted something that felt like a snow-covered coniferous forest. Or more like THE snow-covered coniferous forest I was now living in. Damnit.
Nighthawk Black Producer: Bota Box Location: California Type: Wine, red, fairly light and without much of a tannin bite ABV: 13.5% Mentioned in my previous post, this selection from Bota Box […]
Everything that Cannon Beach Distillery makes is a work of spirited art. From its agave-based liquor to its award-winning rums, no doubt the products of absolute dedication and insane and inspiring energy […]
Still very far from being bar staples in America, I’ve begun to see these more and more (and made sure they were stocked on my bar shelves upon entry) – and rightfully so. The light versatility of these spirits lend themselves well to both the craft cocktail as well as the casual (and dare I say college?) drinker.
It smells like vanilla extract, and more importantly tastes like what you think vanilla extract should actually taste like (c’mon, I know we’ve all been there). It’s an extremely smooth, vanillin-free whiskey made of local grains that are ground in-facility, and the byproduct of fermentation is given to local farmers to feed their animal habitants. Moreover, 8 Feathers recycles the water it uses, saving a hell of a lot of the resource in production. Some really good stuff here.
Banrock Station is a vineyard out of Australia, with a developed variety of whites, reds, and everything in between. According to its website, Banrock Station has devoted over 6 million AU to over 130 countries for environmental projects, from animal conservation to plant preservation across the globe. It also has a managed wetlands right next to its wine-making property.
I’ll drink to that.
American Dry Gin Producer: Greenhook Ginsmiths Location: Greenpoint, Brooklyn (New York) Type: gin, dry ABV: 47% For all of the New Yorkers, this one is actually made in your city […]
A few weeks ago – who knows why I haven’t written about it twice yet! – I came upon a Citizen Cider I hadn’t seen before, and in some small way it has changed my life a little: The Dirty Mayor.
Ubu Ale Producer: Lake Placid Pub and Brewery Location: Lake Placid, NY Type: Beer, Ale ABV: 7.0% IBU: 33 Remember when craft beer became all the rage some years ago? […]