Local, local, local.
With customers across the United States, we carry products from producers nationwide, to ensure that everyone can not only sample all sorts of new and different items, but also find their own favorite local brands wherever they’re ordering from. For our own part, we love stocking our pantry shelves and bar carts with cocktail add-ins and mixers from the Pacific Northwest. Check out a few of our favorites – the ones we recommend time and time again no matter where you’re from.
Scrappy’s Bitters: Based right here in our hometown of Seattle, Scrappy’s is a truly handcrafted brand. It was founded by Seattle bartender Miles Thomas, who was simply convinced that bitters could be better. Using nothing but organic ingredients, eschewing oils, extracts and anything artificial, and zesting every shred of fresh citrus by hand, Scrappy’s inspects each and every batch meticulously before it receives its number. From grapefruit to lavender to cardamom to classic aromatic, every flavor packs a punch that takes cocktails to the next level.
Tillen Farms: Tillen Farms was founded in Washington’s fertile Yakima Valley as Hogue Farms, in connection with award-winning wine producers Hogue Cellars. When the wine label was sold to a much larger international distributor, longtime employees Tim and Helen Metzger kept the Farms operation local, changing its name to Tillen (a combination of the names of Tim, daughter Jill, and Helen) while maintaining its original recipes and focus on quality products. All of Tillen’s products are delicious, but the Crispy Asparagus, Hot and Spicy Beans, and juicy Bada Bing cherries are always local favorites.
Demitri’s Bloody Mary Seasonings: Hands down some of the best bloody mary mixes we’ve tasted (and we’ve tasted a lot), Demitri’s line of 100% naturally flavored mixes offers something for everyone, including those who like their mary super-spicy (Chipotle & Habañero) and those who prefer an additional peppery flavor kick (Chilis & Peppers). You can also order rimming salts (Original or Bacon flavored – pretty hard to choose). Demitri himself got his start as a bartender in Seattle in the 80s and still calls Seattle home – we were thrilled when he stopped by to say hello during our HOST FREEZE launch party in September!
Everyday Gourmet: Everyday Gourmet operates out of Gervais, Oregon as a division of Bell Foods, which began its life in 1962 as one of the Willamette Valley’s largest cherry farms. Today the team is still going strong, constantly picking, pickling and packaging the best produce that the bountiful river valley has to offer. We especially love their all-natural Burgundy Maraschino Cherries (try them in a Manhattan), Spiced Green Beans and Spiced Pickled Asparagus.
Check out our complete line of mixers, food items and chocolates here!