Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Brown Gold

Radiator Whiskey is barrel-aged brilliance


Are you ready to sip like a gentleman?

Radiator Whiskey is the latest in a line of Seattle bars celebrating the dark stuff, and it might just be the best.

Just opened last week by Matt's In The Market owner Dan Bugge, Radiator offers a plethora of whiskeys from all over, including a custom house blend from 2Bar Spirits.

You can get it neat (of course, like a manly man), or delve into one of several exceptional cocktails (we like the barrel-aged Manhattan).

Nothing goes better with whiskey than pig, and the menu here glories in carnivorous deliciousness. That means massive house-made porchetta, crispy beef lip terrine, and cornflake-crusted chicken livers.

As for the furniture, it takes repurposed to a whole new level, with a bartop and tables made from old high-school bleachers and recycled chairs that the crew jazzed up by soaking in tung oil and setting on fire.

What a glorious way to burn.

Radiator Whiskey radiatorwhiskey.com
94 Pike St Suite 30, Downtown
(206) 467-4268

Price: 2 (out of 4)
Noise: 2 (out of 4)
Best bets: Pork cheek stew; cornflake crusted chicken livers; barrel aged Manhattan 
Nearby: Big Picture; Bathtub Gin; Shorty's

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