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Woodinville, Washington

Woodinville Whiskey Written by Allison Armfield

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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. “We always talked

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