Seattle Cocktail News Roundup I Rán vodka review


A.J. Rathbun I Posted January 6th, 2017

What's new and happening in Seattle's beverage scene

It’s a great start to the year for cocktailing, as the New Year is kicking off with all sorts of fun news around local bars, distilleries and cideries, from fresh releases to charity bartending competitions and more. See below for all the details.

Rán Vodka Released from Chambers Bay: Hitting the shelves just a few days before Christmas, this vodka from the University Place distillery is infused with just a hint of pure sea salt that was harvested out of the waters around San Juan Island. The wheat-based Rán is named after the Norse sea goddess, who is represented in beautifully striking fashion on the bottle, which makes great sense as the distillery is so water-centric (they age their whiskey on a boat). While you’ll taste an echo of ocean, the vodka also carries a nice grain flavor, accented by a little vanilla and spice. Watch for it in local stores, though it’s always most fun to head to the distillery itself to sample. It’ll be a great addition to bloody marys, as well as other cocktails, but also is worth sipping solo...