The Abyss and The Dissident, 2018, are like bottles of delightfully naughty sex; like you just might enjoy either one enough that it would be unseemly to have anyone watching.
Bottom line: this is spectacular, paradigm-shifting, pants-dropping, eye-popping whiskey.
Tendril is simply the best American winery for Pinot Noir that I have ever come across; even including all those Sonoma and Mt. Eden and San Luis Obispo wineries I love.
Our/Los Angeles is SERIOUSLY great Vodka, even if you don’t add LA into the equation.
Crux Fermentation Project is one of the three to five best breweries in the United States and they haven’t yet even hit their stride.
I want to propose that we all just call this style “Brut ales”, which will organically shorten to just “Brut”.
Rogue is the perfect evocation of All Things Oregon and the beer is absolutely in the top five of all the “Old Guard” breweries in the entire West.
Boundary Bay Brewing is possibly the greatest obscure brewery in the United States.