Bainbridge Organic Distillers was founded as a family business in 2009, and since the beginning we perform every task in the making of distilled spirits on site, and with our own hands. From the selection of grain varieties and lots, to grinding, mashing, fermenting and distillation we are hands-on at every stage in the small-batch spirits production process.
Bainbridge Organic Distillers was Washington State’s first distillery producing USDA Certified Organic spirits, and we are the state’s only distillery producing 100% of its organic spirits from scratch, on site in our own distillery. We are very proud to have launched the state’s first organic vodkas, whiskey and gin. We favor working with other local, family-owned companies, and we strive to make sure that every step in our process is as environmentally neutral as possible and is sustainably and responsibly managed.
his is a full-flavored vodka four-times-distilled from organic soft white wheat and evocative of the grain vodkas distilled in Eastern Europe during the late 19th and first half of the 20th centuries. It has a wonderful grain character, with a hint of sweetness derived from the wheat, followed by both citrus and berry notes, and finishing with the aroma of grain and vanilla.
A wet gin by definition, this American wheat gin features 10 organic botanicals including juniper, orris and angelica root, 2 types of citrus peel, whole licorice root, coriander, cardamom, fennel seed and Douglas fir, freshly harvested in northeastern Washington State a day prior to the final distilling of each small batch.
The flavor is full and lush, without being harsh or astringent, with pronounced essences of juniper, licorice and cardamom with a heady evergreen fir aromatic. Our gin’s unique green tint comes from the Douglas Fir, extracted from the needles by our still’s Carter-Head inspired set up.
A single-grain whiskey, fermented on estate-grown soft white wheat utilizing a unique combination of yeasts usually employed to make Irish and Scottish whiskies, double distilled and aged for 2 years in new, No.3 charred, ten gallon American white oak barrels.
The flavors are rich and complex, with notes of vanilla, eucalyptus and sherry, and a nose redolent of fresh barrel char, and a lingering finish with a bit of salt-air brine.
Our first flavored vodka combines the lush and sensuous flavor of genuine organic Madagascar vanilla with our award winning four-times-distilled Bainbridge Legacy Vodka.
The process is simple. We take 3 or 4 of the highest quality hand-harvested USDA certified organic Madagascar vanilla pods and place them in each bottle by hand. The vodka and vanilla beans spend at least 4 months ”getting to know each other“ in the bottle. As the vodka slowly seeps into the pod it liberates its lush vanilla essence.
Bainbridge Yama Single Grain Japanese Mizunara Cask Whiskey takes its name from the village of Yama, founded on Bainbridge Island in 1883 by Japanese immigrants coming to Bainbridge Island to start new lives and realize new opportunities. The small Yama village was a thriving place, with a traditional Japanese teahouse, Japanese baths, Buddhist temple, a hotel and shops and populated by Japanese families with lots of children. The closure of Port Blakely Mill in 1922, an employer for many of the men living in Yama, caused village residents to relocate to different parts of the island where they took up farming or opened shops and other small businesses.
Bright aromatics of mango, vanilla, toasted sandalwood, tropical flowers, marzipan and star anise. Flavors open on nutmeg and clove, pear and toasty wood notes, settling out to honeyed vanilla and toasted marshmallow. Finish is warm and lingering with fading spice and a pleasant oak grip.
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