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July 2015

Westland Peated American Single Malt

Scotch, of course, cannot be made in the States, but Seattle-based Westland Distillery’s American Single Malt does a good job of recreating Scotland’s star spirit.

Tigre Blanc Vodka

A Frenchman reared in Champagne country makes vodka? Indeed, Henri Belleville launched the Taoism-inspired Tigre Blanc Vodka (the white tiger is a feminine symbol).

2013 Siduri Wines Pinot Noir

Cloves and baked cherries on the nose of this Pinot Noir—made by a skilled Pinot Noir producer that sources from top regions on the West Coast—evolve into plums and supple tannins.

2013 Steelhead Vineyards Pinot Noir

Grapes for this Pinot Noir were sourced from cool-climate vineyards and at the hands of consulting winemaker Hugh Chappelle (Quivira Vineyard and Winery; Flowers Vineyard & Winery).

2012 Sequoia Grove Cabernet Sauvignon

A value that stacks up well against its Napa competitors, this deeply aromatic Cab— Cabernet Sauvignon blended with 11% Cabernet Franc—has a nose of cloves and black cherries before kicking into a vel

2012 Humble Pie Cabernet Sauvignon

In this example of a unique Cab from California’s Central Coast—helmed by Tony Leonardini, whose family owns Napa Valley’s Whitehall Lane—a nose of strawberries is followed by concentrated notes of da

2011 Buty Winery Columbia Rediviva

Blended with 79% Cabernet Sauvignon and 21% Syrah, the result brings intense black cherry and cassis notes that move into a silky, clean finish laced with cocoa, mint, and firm tannins, preceded by a

2011 Buty Winery Rediviva of the Stones

With the winery’s 10th vintage comes its first blend (80% Syrah, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 8% Mourvèdre) sourced entirely from Buty’s organic-certified estate vineyard.

Smog City Coffee Porter

I’m generally not a huge fan of most coffee beer, but this is one where the addition does wonders.

Wasatch Polygamy Nitro Porter

Wasatch sent along some samples of this recently—one of the very few nitrogen-packaged craft offerings on the market as of yet.

Uinta Hop Nosh IPA

While I could drink bone-dry West Coast IPAs any time, there is definitely quite a bit of space for interpretations like Uinta’s.

Hop Valley Citrus Mistress

Hop Valley is relatively new on my radar, but it’s sending out some stellar hop juice from Eugene, Oregon.

Flying Dog Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout

This mollusk-tinged style traces its roots back to England, and Flying Dog offers one of the very few bottled versions regularly available in the U.S. today.