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!