• New Amsterdam
    Slightly sweet, solid mixing gin. Inexpensive. (Review)
  • Monopolowa Vienna Dry Gin
    Bolder than New Amsterdam. Good, and inexpensive. (Review)
  • Fremont Mischief
    Delicious. Seattle-based.
  • Big Gin
    Smooth, but bold. Seattle-based.
  • Counter
  • Dry Fly
    Delicate. Best in martinis. From Spokane.


  • Tatoosh
    Drink this one straight. Seattle-based.
  • Bulleit
    Both the bourbon and rye are a good balance of price and quality.
  • Woodford Reserve
    A solid big brand name.
  • 1792
    Another solid brand name

American Whiskey

  • Ghost Owl
    A complex, Seattle-area whiskey.
  • Fremont Mischief Whiskey
    Eight-year rye whiskey. Seattle-based.
  • Fremont Mischief John Jacob
    Two-year rye whiskey. Seattle-based.
  • Old Overholt Rye
    Inexpensive, but remarkably good for mixing.


  • Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva
    Worthy of sipping neat, and makes the best Neuvo Cuban.
  • Ron Zacapa
  • Rhum Barbancourt
    Support Haiti. Good general-purpose rum.


  • Lunazul
    A good mixing tequila.