Being first at anything pretty much guarantees your success, after all just look at social media giant Friendster, or the ubiquitous Rio MP3 player from Diamond, or the entire Laser Disc empi--ummm, hmmm... you know what, nevermind. Hoping none of those examples have anything to do with them, the guys behind Dry Fly Bourbon.
Conceived during a fishing trip on the Gallatin River, this Spokane-based spirits producer slings angling-inspired craft hooch, all produced entirely with local ingredients, including this seriously-limited-edition distillate (the first bourbon ever produced in the state) that owes its powerful flavor to the three years it spent aging in American Oak, which is a little redundant since it's not like anyone'd think Charles Oakley was Canadian or something.
The 101-proof tipple's high viscosity gives it a bold quality that's balanced by hints of Madagascar vanilla and spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, caramel & dried orange peel, and it's more approachable than most whiskeys 'cause it's made with a blend of 20% malted barley, 20% malted wheat, and 60% corn...so, what, like System of a Down?
Only 480 bottles of DFB were produced, half of which are hitting the Interbay Liquor Store on Saturday (the half they dropped in Spokane sold out in two hours), or you can score a taste, along with nosh, a raffle, etc., at a release party tomorrow at the Mayflower, which, what with all the booze lying around, is sure to (Plymouth) Rock. Constance Hopkins!
Because you can't drink bourbon ALL the time, DF's also got additional spirits ranging from a single malt that's been aged two years in charred whiskey barrels, to a vodka produced using only Eastern Washington winter wheat, to a juniper/apple-infused gin that's "equal parts timeless tradition and rogue innovation", though presumably not quite the level of innovation that'll allow you to load like six or maybe even seven whole songs on one little device. The Rio, baby, soon to be everywhere!!!