One of the main reasons we are starting a distillery in Hoodsport is the water.

Good spirits start with good water, and Hoodsport’s water is the best. The water for the community comes from wells at the foot of the Olympic Mountains.

The source of the Hardware Distillery’s water is the Hoodsport Water System, which consists solely of two wells, the Reeder Well and the Suncrest Well.

The Reeder Well is located off Schoolhouse Hill Road, which is across the street from the distillery. It is 269 feet deep through gravel, sand and cobbles.

The Suncrest Well is located off Lake Cushman Road. It is 167 feet deep through red clay and gravel.

Both wells do not require treatment, and the water arrives at the distillery untreated and fresh from the deep underground wells.