There are many great reasons to visit Bainbridge Island this winter. It’s an easy day-trip from downtown Seattle, there are far fewer crowds competing for space in our charming island boutiques and restaurants, and there are plenty of opportunities for a variety of delicious tastings, including at Bainbridge Island Organic Distillers. With 7 wineries, a micro-brewery and a distillery calling Bainbridge Island home, there’s no shortage of great wine, beer, and spirits flowing around the island. Browse through our many delightful lodging properties on Bainbridge Island, and come get a taste of Bainbridge Island with us this winter.
Local Distillery Tastings and Tours on Bainbridge Island
Bainbridge Island Organic Distillers, which is located in the Coppertop Business Park next to Bainbridge Brewing’s and Fletcher Bay Winery’s original locations, was opened in 2009. Each of their spirits, which have won multiple awards over the years, is distilled on-site in their hands-on small-batch production process. Every detail in their distilling process is thoughtful, sustainable, and environmentally neutral, right down to the grains they choose. They work with organic farms around Washington to grow their grain stocks, often times using grain varieties that haven’t been used since the introduction of modern genetically modified varietals. Bainbridge Organic Distillers was the first distillery in the state of Washington to produce certified USDA organic spirits, and today they remain the only distillery that produces 100% of their organic spirits from scratch at their Bainbridge Island location.
Bainbridge Island Organic Distillers makes multiple varieties of whisky, including the World’s Best Wheat Whisky, a Vodka that was also named the World’s Best Vodka, and a gold-medal winning Doug Fir Gin. The distillery is currently open Monday – Saturday from 11 – 6 for tours and tastings of their delicious products. You’ll likely end up taking a bottle or two home with you. You should also pick up a bottle (or two) or their Whisky Barrel Aged Organic Maple Syrup or their Spirit-filled chocolates. Both are to die for, and make excellent Christmas gifts for the spirit enthusiast in your life.
The next time you’re in the mood to get out of the city and explore a little, plan a trip to Bainbridge Island. Here, you’ll be delighted by our charming downtown, and the lesser-known gems of the town like the distillery. When you’re ready to find a place to sleep, Destination Bainbridge can help! We offer a comprehensive list of Bainbridge Island lodging accommodations. Find your perfect little slice of our paradise, and make your reservation today!