Maybe it’s a reaction to years of PBR gut rot, or we just need something stiffer to drown our recession-fueled woes, but classic cocktails are making a comeback. Ski town distilleries are cropping up like Bieber babies, and they’re making some of the best small-batch hooch we’ve tasted. Even hyper-conservative Utah re-wrote its liquor laws to get distilleries in Park City and Ogden. Load up your liquor cabinet with mountain-made alcohol.
High West broke the Utah mold: It was the first distillery in the state since the 1870s. Founded by a former biochemist, HW’s spirits are like science experiments gone very right. Silver—made from oats, not rye—is no exception.