Seattle’s Best Distilleries:
The top rated Distilleries in Seattle, WA are:
- Copperworks Distilling Company – is a craft distillery, tasting room, and gift shop
- OOLA Distillery Bottleshop – voted Best Distillery of 2020 by Seattle Magazine
- Heritage Distilling Company – is among the top premier craft distilleries in the U.S
- Big Gin Distillery – has been recognized by USA Today’s Top 10 Craft Distilleries
- Glass Distillery – is a connoisseur class collection of spirits
Copperworks Distilling Company
Copperworks Distilling Company is a craft distillery, tasting room, and gift shop. They use malted barley to make small-batch American Single Malt Whiskey, a line of gins, and vodka. Jason Parker and Micah Nutt, co-owners and distillers, launched Copperworks to explore the possibilities of malted barley by distilling high-quality craft beer into excellent spirits.
In 2013, Copperworks began hosting tastings, tours, and other events with the purpose of introducing people to high-quality distilled spirits. The company has received numerous awards at the local, national, and international levels. Copperworks spirits can be found in pubs, restaurants, and retail establishments around Washington State.
Vodka, Gin, Whiskey
“Friendly service and really good spirits. I was genuinely impressed by the quality of the whiskey and am happy they can ship directly to consumers in many states. They waive the spirit flight fee if you buy a bottle and offer free shipping above a certain amount. Definitely recommended and will try to stop in again before we leave Seattle.” – Dan F.
OOLA Distillery Bottleshop
OOLA Distillery Bottleshop Kirby Kallas-Lewis, the company’s founder and head distiller, developed a palate and a passion for food, wine, and cocktails while working as an art dealer in Paris, Brussels, New York, and San Francisco. He farmed milk goats, painted and sculpted in Tahiti, worked on Alaskan fishing boats, and operated a gallery in New York before discovering his passion for distilling.
OOLA Distillery makes small batches of Gins, Vodkas, and Whiskeys by hand. This is the real deal spirits with a sense of location and a connection to the people who grew the raw ingredients and the man who transformed them into more spirited forms gins with botanicals you can taste distinctive vodkas and tasty and smooth whiskeys.
Gin, Vodka, Whiskey
“This place provides an upscale take on distilling whiskey, gin, and assorted cocktails. Our host/server Brandon caught us enjoying the musical selection of the spot from the sidewalk and provided an overview of the selections of this distillery. We’re intrigued and delighted at the spirits and the customer service this place offers in a relaxed chill urban environment. We would definitely recommend.” – Maurice J.
Heritage Distilling Company
Heritage Distilling Company was founded in 2011 after a few drinks of whiskey and a cigar around the campfire. The next day, HDC’s Co-Founders and current President and CEO, Jennifer and Justin Stiefel, started preparing their business strategy. Heritage Distilling Co. is still going strong today. Heritage is one of the country’s most renowned craft distilleries, producing a wide range of whiskeys, vodkas, gins, aquavit, and rums using as many local ingredients as possible.
Heritage Distilling Company is the largest privately-owned craft distillery in Washington and one of the largest craft distilleries on the West Coast. HDC is a majority-women-owned company that has been declared the most awarded craft distillery in North America for the past seven years by the American Distilling Institute, out of over 1,500 craft distilleries.
Vodkas, Gins, Whiskeys, Special Forces Whiskey, Rum
“Really cool concept. I really enjoyed tasting their small batches, most of which are short runs, experimental, and/or customer-created. Really cool place.” – Joseph D.
Big Gin Distillery
Big Gin Distillery Hood River Distillers owns the distillery. Big Gin was created by bartenders for bartenders, with an emphasis on old-school ginners and real beginners. Today, chief distiller Alex Myers continues Ben’s tradition by bringing his own skills to Big Gin’s unique expressions, such as Bourbon Barreled Big Gin, Peat Barreled Big Gin, and other single-barrel releases.
Big Gin combines nine botanicals from around the world, which are distilled in the Pacific Northwest. With their London Dry, Bourbon Barreled, Peat Barreled, and other limited releases in the Big Gin Single Barrel line, their 100-gallon copper pot stills bring new-fashioned flavors to life. They’re made for gin connoisseurs and the curious, and each sip has a little something extra.
Big Gin, Bourbon Barreled Big Gin, Peat Barreled Big Gin
“Very nice gin. I usually drink Bombay Sapphire but have tried numerous other gins over the years. I wanted to try something different and purchased Big Gin. I found your gin very smooth, with a delicious and subtle flavor profile. This was not my last purchase of your tasty gin.” – Charles A.
Glass Distillery Ian G. MacNeil founded Glass Distillery in 2012 to offer the market his signature spirit, Glass Vodka. His goal was to make a vodka that was clean, smooth, and elegantly created, with great respect for the environment from which it came. Ian, who has never shied away from the limelight or quietly accepted convention, envisioned Glass Vodka as a taste for a strange revolt.
Glass Vodka is made from grapes, giving it a new and unique twist on a classic spirit. The grapes for these wines are grown in the rich soils of the Pacific Northwest, one of the world’s most renowned winemaking areas.
Glass Vodka, Glass Kona, Glass Nectar, Glass Spice, Gridiron Vodka, Selkirk
“Beautiful hand-crafted Vodka like no other. Glass Distillery and Ian are the real deal. Thank you for the tour and the tasting, what a lovely place you have created and the wonderfully crafted vodka.” – Nancy B.
Mark has lived in Detroit, MI his whole life. He has worked as a journalist for nearly a decade having contributed to several large publications including the Yahoo News and True Dakotan. As a journalist for Kev’s Best, Mark covers national and local businesses.