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See The Hardware Distillery on Booze Traveler

See our distillery on Booze Traveler segment The Booze Traveler episode with The Hardware Distillery aired on the Travel Channel on April 23, 2018. It's Episode 16 on Season 4. On Booze Traveler, cocktail connoisseur Jack Maxwell seeks out the people, places, customs...

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Join us for FjordinCrossin on June 23

FjordinCrossin Returns to Hoodsport   We are sending another barrel of aquavit across the Hood Canal on a boat to celebrate the old Scandinavian tradition of aging barrels. Sponsored by The Hardware Distillery and Hood Canal Events Saturday, June 23, the Hardware...

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Try a ‘staycation’ in Hoodsport

Douglas Scott has written about Hoodsport in an article about staycations for Thurston Talk. Here's some of what he has to say: "In the shadow of the southeast Olympic Mountains, perched along the shores of Hood Canal, the small town of Hoodsport rests quietly,...

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Our First Batch of Whiskey

Our first batch of whiskey will be available at the distillery beginning April 3. For over a year, this first batch has been resting in white American oak barrels that were previously used to age our Fig Bee’s Knees. The fig and honey add a subtle complexity to our...

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Re-visiting an Historic Photo

Scenic Highway 101 has always attracted sightseers as it winds its way around the Olympic Peninsula, and drivers and bikers have always stopped in Hoodsport. This 1930s photo of bikers in front of the distillery was taken when it was the Canal Table Supply store....

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Visitors from all over the world

This past summer we had visitors to our tasting room from all over the world. These happy girls from Japan were given t-shirts from visitors to our distillery. Here they are in California, wearing our pink t-shirts.

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This organic cidery actually vibrates

Recently we visited Nancy and Steve, owners of Alpenfire, an organic cidery due north of our distillery. Their apple trees were in bloom. It was a sunny day and the air was vibrating. Normally I find the sound of hundreds of bees worrisome, but not to Nancy. As we...

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A near pear disaster

Pears are the basis of our vodka and aquavit. We purchase Washington State pears from a company in Vancouver, Washington. They are packed as concentrate in 5-gallon pails, which weigh nearly 60 pounds each. For each batch of pears, I drive our truck to Vancouver and...

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Newspaper Articles

It has been exciting for us to be featured in the February 11, 2014 issue of USA Today. The USA Today article has been reprinted in the Cincinnati Enquirer and the Greenville...

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