Some weeks back I made a decision: I would buy no new bottles of liquor for as long as possible. My reason was not anxiety about my weight or a sudden conversion to teetotalism. No, I had simply grown tired
Editor’s note: We’re republishing this article from February 2003 because the old copy still gets so much reader traffic. God love the folks at Full Sail. Everything they do tastes great. This Wassail winter brew is a real biggin: it’s 6.5% ABV,
From 35 Maple Street Spirits of Bend, Oregon comes… Uncle Val’s Peppered Gin. This grain-based spirit is five times distilled and spiced with red peppers, black peppers, and pimento. Whoa. Once we try it, we will report back.
The American micro-distilling movement rolls on! McCarthy’s is produced by Clear Creek Distillery of Portland, Oregon. This bottle (Batch W09-01, bottled August 3, 2009) was barrel-aged three years and weighs in at 93 proof. We were delighted to read the
This wheat vodka is distilled in Cottage Grove, Oregon—by whom is not advertised on the bottle. Could it be Side Pocket Corp? Yep, we are told—although Side Pocket now is called Meyers Distilling & Beverage Company. Ambition Beverages, meanwhile, owns
Age Your Own Whiskey Some time back I reported on Wasmund’s offering an age-it-yourself whiskey kit. Recently, UrbanDaddy.com published an interesting story on an outfit that allow you to age your own whiskey—House Spirits Distillery in Portland, Oregon. It is