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    A MUST Visit: Canon in Seattle, WA

    Have been spending a few days in Seattle, interviewing potential distributors. Yesterday afternoon I had the good fortune of spending some time with Jamie Boudreau, owner/head barkeep at Canon. Opened seven months ago, Canon might be small in size, but it's HUGE in terms of its selection of American Whiskey.

    Words don't do it justice. Want pre-prohibition Rye? There's plenty to be had here. Old S-W juice? Sure. There are labels available to sample that haven't been around in decades. You can view the latest copy of the ever-changing Captain's List here.

    And, oh yeah, he has a pretty impressive selection of whiskies from other parts of the world, too...plus other spirits.

    To be sure, the price tag is hefty should you want to explore some of these treasures...but there's plenty of depth in the recent & currently-available releases, too. And there's something special to be drinking in the presence of SO MANY great bottles, not to mention in the presence of Jamie's enthusiasm for whiskey.

    If you live in or are going to visit the Seattle area, you need to beat feet to this place soon!
    Mat Garretson
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    Re: A MUST Visit: Canon in Seattle, WA

    I'll be in Seattle next weekend. However, I think this place looks dangerous and I should stay away. Insane list!

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    Re: A MUST Visit: Canon in Seattle, WA

    Amazing selection.

    Amazing prices $$$.

    Makes me feel a lot better(I'm in justification mode here) about $$$ I've spent stocking the bunker.
    "Civilization begins with distillation."

    William Faulkner

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    Re: A MUST Visit: Canon in Seattle, WA

    As I tell my wife, "It's only money!"

    And, yes, as you''d expect, that excuse doesn't always work with her.
    Mat Garretson
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    Re: A MUST Visit: Canon in Seattle, WA

    Did you ask the owner how often he sells $900 glasses of bourbon?

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    Re: A MUST Visit: Canon in Seattle, WA

    Quote Originally Posted by drunk View Post
    Did you ask the owner how often he sells $900 glasses of bourbon?
    As I said, they're not cheap...but just as legitimate a question would be: "How often in your life will you have the opportunity to taste these whiskies?"
    Mat Garretson
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    Re: A MUST Visit: Canon in Seattle, WA

    No Dixie Dew?!? Meh

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    Re: A MUST Visit: Canon in Seattle, WA

    Quote Originally Posted by mrviognier View Post
    As I said, they're not cheap...but just as legitimate a question would be: "How often in your life will you have the opportunity to taste these whiskies?"
    No, seriously. Did you ask him? I'm not judging, I'm really curious how many people throw down to try them.

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    Re: A MUST Visit: Canon in Seattle, WA

    Wow! I'm heading to Seattle next month and this will be a stop. Have you seen the pictures of the place? I want to live there:
    Last edited by Trey Manthey; 04-04-2012 at 10:51.

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    Re: A MUST Visit: Canon in Seattle, WA

    Quote Originally Posted by mrviognier View Post
    As I said, they're not cheap...but just as legitimate a question would be: "How often in your life will you have the opportunity to taste these whiskies?"
    Tomorrow at Jake's house.

 

 

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