And fans line up a full day in advance

Though it may be hard to tell if spring has actually arrived here in Seattle, I do know that our local distillers have sprung into action with a number of new releases sure to tickle the fancy of spirit lovers; read about a few below.

Opened in mid-December, Batch Bar is adjacent to its sibling Batch 206 Distillery, in the Interbay area on Elliott Avenue W. I stopped in recently with my wife to try the cocktails and pizza, and here are three impressions of the visit

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