Woodinville Whiskey Written by Allison Armfield
Photographs courtesy of Woodinville Whiskey
wenty miles north of Seattle lies a discreet wine country
under Washington State craft distiller law. This makes having a
in the heart of Woodinville, Washington. Smack dab in
tavern with a heavily whiskey-influenced drink list next door a
the middle of the abundant wineries, Brett Carlile and Orlin
real convenience. I was fortunate enough to tour both locations
Sorensen opened Woodinville Whiskey in 2010, and business
when I visited Woodinville this winter as well as the Hollywood
has been thriving ever since. In fact, the pair are in the process Tavern where I sat down with Brett, who was kind enough to take of relocating to a larger standalone location just a few miles
a break from painting the new place to have a craft cocktail and
from the current shop. In the new distillery, tours will be given
chat with me about Woodinville Whiskey.
on the weekends and there will be a tasting room incorporated.
Brett and Orlin have been best friends since they both attended
However, samples are limited to two ounces per person, per day
college at Central Washington University. â€œWe always talked
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