The Distiller’s Journal


It’s a bit ironic that the weekend we open is Labor Day weekend. Over the past 9 months we’ve developed a complete micro distillery business plan, applied for and received an SBA loan, selected a location, orchestrated a massive transformation of our space, researched, selected and installed distilling equipment from across the world, learned extensive distillation theory and methods, secured (well, begged and pleaded) David Pickerell from Makers Mark to work with us, filled out and submitted over 320 pages of applications, and about a million other details. All this while working our current jobs.

So, I suppose it is appropriate that Labor Day be the weekend we open, albeit this has been a labor of love. As crazy as the past 9 months have been, neither of us would blink an eye when we say we’d do it again in a heartbeat. We are extremely proud and excited to introduce our Peabody Jones™ Vodka and Headlong™ White Dog Whiskey to the world today, and we will continue on our quest to make Woodinville Whiskey the whiskey you call your own. With state of the art equipment, the best ingredients on planet earth, and the expertise of an industry legend, we think there are new chapters to be written in the story that is whiskey. We refer to this as the Whiskey Revolution, and we’re here to do our part. It will be fun to look back in 5 years and see if the revolution happened like we think it will. And it will be even more fun to look back at the friends we’ve made along the way. This means you! –Distillery’s Open, Friends Welcome.


  1. Today (Dec. 31, 2010) I was crusing around Woodinville with my dog Millie and saw a sign for “Woodinvile Wiskey Co.” We stopped in and met Brett. I could tell by talking with Brett he loves what he does. So at 9:00am I talked with Brett and was sipping on the smoothest Whiskey I have ever had. I’m not a Whiskey expert, but in my opinion this was some good stuff! I bought a bottle to share with friends on New Years.

    Thanks Brett, I will be back for some more.


    Posted by Carl Taylor, December 31, 2010 | Reply

  2. Glad you stopped in Carl, and happy you liked the whiskey! Come see us again soon

    Posted by Brett, January 8, 2011 | Reply

    • Hey Brett,

      Posted by Melissa, May 27, 2011

  3. While driving around Woodinville on a Wednesday(Jan 12, 2011) afternoon, I saw the sign for the Woodinville Whiskey Co. I always enjoy trying new things other than wine so I had to give it a try. The Vodka and Whiskey were unbelievable. I can’t wait for the aged Whiskey. Everyone was very nice describing the process of creating these outstanding products. I saw the team hard at work, including David Pickerell. Being an out of towner, I didn’t want to disturb the team so I took my two bottles back to Illinois to share with friends. The only problem now is I need to get back to Woodinville for a refill. Can’t wait for the mail order process to be up and running.
    Thanks for a great tasting experience.
    Ed D

    Posted by Edward DesRosiers, January 22, 2011 | Reply

  4. Just found the White Dog Whiskey at the Edmonds liquour store last night. I love it! Took some over to the neighbors tonight – have a crowd gathering on this one! I am planning a field trip to the distillery soon! Thanks so much!

    Posted by Oshuna Oma, February 20, 2011 | Reply

  5. Just had White Dog this weekend. Got a bottle for my Birthday and it was magical! I for sure see a field trip to the distillery in my future. Thanks for making a drink that Rocks my Face off!

    Posted by Andy, March 7, 2011 | Reply

  6. Bringing a bike posse to come and visit soon!

    Posted by Sean Eaton, April 14, 2011 | Reply

  7. Stopped by last Wednesday and was not disappointed. It was my first time and received a great explaination on White Dog and the vodka. The home aging kit is calling my name! Thanks again will see you again soon!

    Posted by Jon Rhoades, April 18, 2011 | Reply

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