Age Your Own Whiskey

November 7, 2011

Along with sudden explosion of new distilleries, there has been a proliferation of white dog whiskeys on the market in the last few years. White dog is unaged whiskey. Like vodka, it’s a popular first product for a new distillery as it can be immediately bottled and sold to start bringing in income. Rather than […]

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I barbacked at Rob Roy

March 10, 2011

I survived the Jim and Rocky Barback Pro-Am at Rob Roy in Seattle

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Come Cheer Me On at the Seattle Barback Pro-Am

February 25, 2011

It started with a text. “Jim and I are doing a thing w/ Small Screen to invite a few bloggers and enthusiasts behind the bar to barback while Jim guest bartends.” Next thing I knew, I was signed up to barback at Rob Roy on February 27. I blame the fact I was in the […]

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Death in the South Pacific

March 31, 2010

The theme for this year’s official cocktail contest for Tales of the Cocktail was “Punch It Up.” Entrants were invited to submit a cocktail based on the Planter’s Punch recipe. Today the winner was announced, and I was excited to learn it was Evan Martin’s Death in the South Pacific. Death in the South Pacific […]

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Pacific Distillery Dinner at Prohibition Grille

June 12, 2009

In the Seattle Metro area? Looking for a chance to try some great cocktails featuring Voyager Gin and Pacifique Absinthe? Want to eat some great gourmet Southern cuisine? Want to meet Chef Rocky of Prohibition Grille and Pacific Distillery’s Master Distiller Marc Bernhard? You’re in luck! Because on Tuesday, June 16, 2009, at 6 pm, […]

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Voyager Gin and the Gin-Gin Mule

June 5, 2009

I’m ready to become a locavore — at least when it comes to gin. That’s because I am lucky enough to live less than a 10 mile drive from Pacific Distillery, producers of the delightful Voyager Gin. Voyager is a single-batch gin that is distilled from 100% neutral grain spirits using a 500 liter copper […]

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[Redmond] Wine Tastings

March 6, 2008

Turns out Malt & Vine, a nice, if small, beer and wine shop here in Redmond, has weekly tastings. Beers on Friday night, wines on Saturday afternoon. They’re a little low on whites right now, but plan to be putting in more coolers and bringing more in as the weather warms. Seem like good folk.

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Happy Discovery

February 22, 2008

The Larry’s Market in Redmond Town Center carries vermouths and other fortified wines. In fact, they have a wider selection than the state liquor store here in Redmond, or most any place I’ve found on the Eastside. They carry Cinzano, Martini & Rossi, and Vya vermouths, as well as both Lillet blanc and Lillet rouge, […]

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