The Barrel Thief
A wine & whiskey bar
in the Heart of Fremont
2pm - 11pm
4pm - 11pm
4pm - 11pm
4pm - 12am
3pm - 1am
2pm - 1am
* The Barrel Thief is available for
private events on Monday
Happy hour 4 to 6pm (from 3pm Friday)
(all day Tuesday!)
Across from the Fremont Rocket
3417 Evanston Ave. N. #102
Seattle, WA 98103
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Wednesday, January 15th
The January 15th tasting is sold out, but we'll be offering it again in February. To get priority access to tickets for the next tasting, please drop us a note at
Bourbon is all the rage, and of course we love Bourbon, but its edgier cousin Rye offers a unique perspective on American whiskey. Rye is typically more rustic, fruitier, spicier, and less sweet than Bourbon, and is our choice for a punchier whiskey, especially in crafting cocktails, in which Rye works very well to balance out the sweetness of liqueurs.
On January 15th, we'll offer an opportunity to try ten Ryes, including some that are classic (Templeton & Sazerac), local (Fremont Mischief), highly allocated (Willet & Thomas Handy), nicely aged (Lock, Stock & Barrel, aged 13 years), and eclectic (Angel's Envy, aged in Caribbean rum casks).
You'll get to learn about this American classic while enjoying 1/4-oz. samples of all of the Ryes: we'll discuss the history of Rye, how it's distilled, and how to use it in classic cocktails. You'll leave with half a dozen recipes so you can start adding Rye to your cocktail repertoire at home.
Attendance at the tasting is limited to 20 participants; please register at to reserve your spot!