—  FROM OUR BLOG  —

Life Cycle of Salmon and Reflections on Gin

Finch Creek is about 50 yards from our distillery. This time of year, salmon are spawning and many have died. The sea gulls walk around on the salmon as if the piles of fish were rocks. Next summer we plan to continue creating gins to be paired with the bounty of the...

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Check out our products at Wine World and Spirits

Wine World and Spirits in Seattle is carrying our products. They are located on the west side of I-5 at the exit for 45th Street.  (This is the University of Washington exit, but go west.)  Their address is 400 N.  45th, and their sign can be seen from I-5. Their...

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$10 statement credit for American Express Cards

If you have an American Express card, and wish to participate in Small Business Saturday on November 30,  just register your card at ShopSmall.com before Saturday. American Express will give you a $10 statement credit on your Hardware Distillery purchase made that...

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Bee’s Knees Peachy Keen, Batch No. 4

Last night we started bottling batch no. 4 of Bee’s Knees Peachy Keen. This is our first batch from Rich Lady peaches, which rested for 2 months in a 15-gallon, white American oak barrel. The Wildflower Honey from Silver Bow in Moses Lake complements the peaches. The...

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We will be open on Veterans Day

Our Tasting Room will be open on Monday, Veterans Day, noon to 4 p.m. Gift boxes are in, and we recently bottled Whiskey and Aquavit. Check out our new Aquavit cocktail, the Julevit, just in time for the holiday season.

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The first R month and R Gin

The R Gin is made from a single malt barley, which is cold smoked at the Hama Hama Oyster Co. in their oyster smoker. This gives the gin a gentle smokiness, which pairs well with oysters. Many believe that oysters are best in the months with the letter “R.” September...

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Bee’s Knees® – Rich Lady Peaches

The next batch of Peachy Keen Bee’s Knees® will be distilled from Rich Lady peaches from Gilbert Orchards in Yakima, Washington. Rich Lady peaches have a warm yellow flesh, a rich dark red skin, and they smell delightful. This batch should be available in about 4...

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Locals Night & Grand Opening

We just had our Locals Night to thank our friends and neighbors for their support as we struggled to open our distillery and for their support our first summer that we have been open. The evening began with the Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting ceremony. Immediately...

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Merry Cherry Bee’s Knees®…coming soon

I just drove to Eastern Washington to buy more honey and to return the bing cherry bins to Bigfork Orchards. This is a photo of the orchard, as I am driving away. We have started the Merry Cherry Bee’s Knees® and have one barrel aging. We have enough cherries to make...

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Bee’s Knees® Merry Cherry

On the first day of July, I drove to Bigfork Orchards, near Mattawa, WA, on the Columbia River to buy bins of bing cherries. The orchard is in a beautiful setting with rows of tall trees creating walls around and within the orchard. Bing cherries suffered this year....

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