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 Distillery is sending a barrel of aquavit across the Hood Canal on a boat at an event called Fjordin’Crossin. This event celebrates the old Scandinavian tradition of barrels of Aquavit sailing from Norway to Australia and back again. The Hardware Distillery’s aquavit will sail from Hoodsport to Tahuya and back again.


The Paddle the Canal race sponsored by Hood Canal Events will follow the departure of the barrel. All kayaks, canoes, SUPs and other non-motorized watercraft are invited to join the race, which will start at the beach at the Hoodsport Dock. The race is a three-mile course, and there will be prizes.

Register for Paddle the Canal

The Distillery will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and will serving samples of their aquavit all day. The Distillery is a very short walk from the Dock. When the barrel returns, it will be opened, and the spoils of its journey enjoyed.