Did you know that Washington has more craft distilleries than any other state in the U.S.? Every month or so, we will shine our Salty Girls distillery spotlight on a different Washington-based distillery by making it available at the bar and even creating a special cocktail just for it! Be sure to swing by and try each one...you might find your new favorite!
Our distillery spotlight is currently shining on...
The Hardware Distillery Co - Hoodsport, WA
This small, craft distillery located on the shore of the Hood Canal in Hoodsport is operated by Jan & Chuck. Good whiskey starts with good water, and the water they use is the best there is, fresh from their next-door neighbor, the Olympic National Forest. They distill vodka, whiskey, and gins, as well as specialty spirits like Aquavit, Bees Knees and Cat's Pajamas.
Recommended Spirit: R GIN
R Gin is the second in their series of seasonal Pacific Northwest gins. It is a distilled, slightly smokey, dry gin, which is best when enjoyed with oysters. The Hama Hama Oyster Co. is very generous in letting us smoke the barley for our R Gin in their oyster smoker. The barley is cold-smoked, and the result is a subtle smokey taste. R Gin is named for the discredited, but lively, old wives’ tale that oysters are best in months with the letter "R."