Tasting rooms are great.  You walk in, chat with the folks behind the counter (who seem almost always to be friendly) and have a chance to try a new spirit.  What’s not to like? Well, in Washington one thing you might not have liked is that you’d be required to taste your sample straight.  For… Read More Adulteration


It has been sunny and warmer here in Seattle for the past couple of days – a welcome respite from the prior 175 consecutive days in which when our temperature never reached 70 degrees.  And with the sun one’s thoughts naturally turn to the cocktails of summer – starting of course with the classic gin… Read More Overproof