15. Sound Spirits
Address: 1630 15th Ave W
Screw books. When it comes to alcohol, it’s safe to judge a booze by its bottle. At Sound Spirits in Seattle, the design is part of the allure, a fusion of clean lines and organic elements in the form of animal tentacles and even the name of their premiere vodka and gin line called Ebb + Flow. Owner Steven Stone, a Boeing Aerospace engineer, is often at the tasting room to show visitors around and give them sips of his magic gin that purportedly changes color when poured slowly over ice with an in-house kitty named CHO, which according to one Yelp reviewer, probably stands for Carbon Hydrogen Oxygen. If you want to geek out, Sound Spirits is the perfect place to get your learn on.