Nose starts with a smoldering campfire and a touch of honey. Taste is light smoke, sweet almost honey taste and a touch nutty, almond like. Over time, the taste moves into earthy herbs and spices and leather. Peat, iodine and smoke are on the finish. A very good Washington Whiskey, my favorite from Westland. I was comparing it to Lagavulin 16, a very different much peatier, smokier version that still has by heart. This is a good local staple to have on hand.
The weekend started with a short ride to Mukilteo after work on Friday to catch this cool sunset.
Saturday Morning we started with doughnuts at a local favorite Karls Bakery here in Everett before we headed north through the Tulalip reservation. We stopped for lunch in LaConnor and ate at the brewery, would pass it up in the future and hit up Calico Cupboard Cafe, it smelled great. We left out of there and continued north to Deception Pass State Park.
After the quick photo op on the bridge we pressed south down Whidby Island. Almost timing it perfectly we hit some light ran about 2mi from the ferry. Another successful 185mi on BigBoi.
Sunday Morning we got up and headed to Ballard for breakfast at Portage Bay Cafe. AMAZING. I would pass on the smoked salmon hash do to the abundance of carrots, weird to me for breakfast, and get the baked French Toast.
After we ate we strolled over to the locks where they were cleaning, pretty cool sight.
Short clip on the ride into Port Townsend from the Kingston Ferry. Riding past Port Gamble, Port Ludlow and ending in Port Townsend. On the way back we stopped and toured and tasted fresh farm cider at Finn River Farm. Great Veterans day ride. Still working on a good video set up for a long trip down the coast this summer, any tips for bike mounts/techniques are appreciated. Thanks
Went to check out the new Weissman establishment on Wednesday, it was spot on and did not disappoint. Good Beer selection and adventurous menu and great location on the river in the shadows of SAMA. They had Tank 7 on tap, what else do you need.
Finished up on the river and checked out Big hops Growler Station on Broadway. Another win for the day. A huge selection of TX craft beer on tap and a few singles to-go. I had the Branchline Rye IPA, impressive new brewery in town.