Artisanal food fever has been consuming the West. Taste our favorite products made here
Photo by Jeffery Cross; written by Amy Machnak
The makers of Ridge Absinthe in Montana researched recipes from the 1880s before creating this warm, not-too-sweet version. The aromatic balance of herbs, seeds, and roots “only gets better over ice.” Sold in Montana and California or by mail order (from $66 for 750 ml.; catskillcellars.com).