We met the owners of the Golden Northwest Distillery, Jim Caudill and Bob Stillnovich, at the 2012 American Craft Distillers convention, where they won first prize for their Samish Bay single malt whiskey. We knew we wanted to visit them and try their award winning whiskey.

We drove to the Golden distillery in early June. The distillery is located in Bow, Washington, on Samish Bay. Visitors are casually greeted by their dogs, who like to relax in the warm sun. The distillery is in an old chicken coop, which would have been remarkably large and nice for that purpose, and it has a remarkable view of Samish Bay. Jim and Bob gave us a tour, and shared some samples. Delicious.

If you are traveling in the Pacific Northwest, stop by this distillery. Beautiful drive, friendly dogs, and great whiskey. What a great way to spend the weekend.