We’d like to welcome you to the Connoisseur’s Corner, a new column here at Northwest Leaf! For those times you’re celebrating or for occasions when you just want to toke on something special, you’ll definitely want to check out this column featuring our personal product recommendations straight from the top shelf. We figured we’d start with a favorite of aficionados with a roundup of solventless hash rosin – considered by many to be one of the purest ways to consume Cannabis.
Grown by Oz Gardenz and pressed on-site on their family-run farm up in Bellingham, this cross of Cereal Milk x Gushers is what we like to call “dessert rosin,” because she sure packs a sweet and sugary punch. Candy Milk comes from the legendary breeder Cannarado, who pheno hunted over 30 seeds to select this particular cut being taken to market. The Cereal Milk is prominent throughout, but candied berries from the Gushers make an appearance on the exhale. This strain truly tastes reminiscent of slurping down the milk left at the bottom of a bowl of Fruity Pebbles, and pairs well with a lazy Sunday morning spent watching cartoons.
ozgardenz.com | @oz_gardenz
Fugu Farms is made up of a small group of single-source growers and washers operating out of Everett who “just really love hash.” After trying a glob of Guava’Z 74 (Guavaz 74 X GuavaZ 74), we could certainly taste the labor of love that went into this jar. Originally bred by Bloom Seed Company, she took our taste buds on a trip all the way to the tropics with a flavor profile similar to a scoop of guava sherbet – tangy and refreshing yet rich and creamy, with fruit-forward notes followed by a touch of vanilla on the backend. With cerebral and creative effects, we recommend this tart strain for toke breaks in between tasks on your to-do list.
Pralines & Cream
This Pralines & Cream by Bubbie’s Bubble from Bellingham made me nostalgic for eating candied nuts at the fall fair growing up. A prized pheno of Peanut Butter Crunch, she was bred by Thug Pug Genetics and grown by Crescendo Farms – a hybrid living-soil regenerative farm out of Moxee. The flavor profile is toasty and buttery with a caramel aftertaste, reminiscent of a pint of Butter Pecan ice cream. This rosin more than satisfied our solventless sweet tooth, with a stoney, sedated high that had us reaching for the savory snacks to balance things out.
Pineapple Burst (Pineapple Fruz x Kush Mintz) was bred by Seed Junky, grown by Constellation at their indoor farm in Arlington, then processed by their in-house extraction team. She sure is something special – the Constellation team even refers to this strain as a “unicorn” on the farm that can perform well as flower or as concentrate. Funky and bright followed by a punch of sour sharpness, we love this one for a wake-and-bake sesh to get the day started with a vibrant burst of energy.
constellationcannabis.com | @constellationcultivation
North Sound Solventless
Grown by Green Lion Gardens using living soil and organic nutrients and washed by North Sound Solventless (both out of Bellingham), Grape Pie is a classic cross of Cherry Pie x Grape Stomper bred by Cannarado. Slapping with sugary goodness, the inhale is fruity like the filling in an ooey-gooey berry pie. The flavor profile evolves to more pie crust than pie filling with delightfully doughy, slightly nutty terps and hints of grape jelly on the exhale. This jar had us feeling euphoric at first, then crept up with a couch-locked effect that made it hard to move – just like eating too much pie.