As someone who was so repelled by the South’s heinous record of discrimination and savagery against blacks that I moved all the way to Seattle to get out of the virulent remnants of that culture, it is grimly satisfying to me to see parts of the South, however slowly and painfully, begin the process of accepting and honoring the enormous cultural contribution of its early African American settlers.
Just in time for your Holiday gifting and also just in time to keep you happily semi-sedated for your lock-down, here are some very drinkable Ryes that will make great, budget-savvy gifts and let you grab an extra for yourself without major guilt spasms.
Ginquila is, dare I say it, kinda elegant, as if Mozart had suddenly decided to try his hand at atonal jazz.
As we head into our virus-riddled holidays, Headwinds Vodka is a circus-grade party on our palates, with as little hemorrhaging as possible in the area of our bank accounts.
Nightside is a perfect example of the current American ingenuity and a really great little distillery, run by nice folks who WORK at being better, every single day they’re open.
People who make less than Joe Biden’s $400K yearly sorta NEED options, so I’ve tasted a flock o’ cheap Whiskeys in the past eight months and found over a dozen that really pushed all my boozy buttons.
Visitors to Vancouver Island may well believe that whatever is not in the lovely, (comparatively) bustling Victoria Ain’t Happenin’. Uh, that would be DEAD WRONG.
If you like having the choices and don’t want to lose the privilege of having options AND great, fun visits to local breweries, wineries, and distilleries, KEEP GOING BACK AND BUYING BOOZE.