Last week I attended my first Mason County Chamber of Commerce social event. They had a drawing for door prizes, and I was completely flabbergasted to win a large fish carved from wood.

winner of wooden fishAt the distillery we analyzed various locations to install the fish. Then we found the perfect spot. It is the gateway to the production area and the tours with Chuck.

It will also serve as a reminder and inspiration for the gin we are going to make to be paired with salmon from the Hood Canal. The salmon season will begin in the fall. We are thinking of using a rye bock beer base for this gin, as both the salmon and the rye bock make me think of the beginning of cool, crisp days, and the change in season from late summer to early fall.