Spirits
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Spy Hop Gin

We make a spectacular gin that photo of bottle of spy hop ginreflects the spirit of our local whales. It is silky-smooth, energetic, inspiring, exciting. Besides standard gin botanicals (juniper, lemon, star anise, cardamom, orris root), we use local botanicals from the beautiful San Juan Islands to flavor our gins: blackberries, wild roses, lavender, other hand foraged island barks and botanicals. These are unique and unusual flavors for gin, and they create an amazing and original gin. The American Distilling Institute gave this gin a silver medal in 2013! $50 at the Distillery.

Seasonal Spy Hop Gin

We are always looking in the forests of San Juan Island for berries, barks, leaves, other seasonal botanicals that we can photo of bottle of spy hop seasonal ginsadd to our gin recipe. Depending on what's fresh and ripe, you are likely to find a very interesting Seasonal Spy Hop at the Distillery. Seasonal Spy Hop is sold only at the Distillery, we make a very limited quantity. Our seasonal gin this month is Nettles, we pick the beautiful green shoots as they come out of the ground. It is a deliciously green gin, and it makes wonderful cocktails. $55. Other Seasonal Spy Hops (so far ...) are Elderflower(May/June), Thimbleberry (June) and Salal berry (September/October).

Barrel-Aged Gin

We love the taste of oak in our gin! But not too much, it still needs to be distinctly gin. So we age it in an 8-gallon oak barrel for two months, then bottle it with a curl of Madrone bark. The bark gives a note of cinnamon and bitter on the finish. It's really great to sip on ice and it adds an amazing flavor to gin cocktails. $40.

Spy Hop Harvest Select Gin

Spy Hop Harvest Select Gin is unique becausephoto of bottle of harvest gin it is made with all of the photo of growlersame botanicals in Spy Hop Gin, but the alcohol in the gin is made exclusively from Washington apples. It is an extraordinary sipping gin that is delicious on its own and great in cocktails, especially ones built around apples (like the ones on our cocktails page). We sell this in both 375ml bottles and 750ml bottles, and we also fill a growler for true fans of this gin. $40, $65 and $135 at the Distillery.

Spy Hop Harvest Select Navy Strength

Navy Strength Gin (57% Alcohol By Volume) photo of bottle of navy strength ginis the proof at which the British Navy required its gin, tested by whether gunpowder could be fired if it was wetted with the gin. In the 1800s, San Juan Island was occupied by both Americans and British farmers. But an American shot a British pig in 1859, causing an armed encampment of both British and American soldiers until 1872, when international arbitration decided that the boundary between the USA and Canada was the Haro Strait, not Rosario Strait. This gave the San Juan Islands to the United States. Our Navy Strength gin celebrates the Pig War with a special STRONG edition of our cider-based Spy Hop Gin. Three times distilled in two different stills, this gin is flavored with foraged San Juan Island botanicals including barks and berries. Higher alcohol content heightens the unique character of these flavors. Here's to a bloodless war! $85 at the distillery.

Our Eau de Vie

Our photo of bottle of eau de vieaward-winning Apple Eau de Vie has a clean apple taste in a clear brandy. This is what we age in oak barrels to become Calvados-like apple brandy. It is a delicious digestif, goes beautifully in between courses or with desserts and cheeses. This eau de vie won a gold medal at the 2011 Great Lakes International Cider and Perry competition and a bronze at the 2011 American Distilling Institute judging. We sell this in 375ml bottles. $40 at the distillery.

Pommeau

Pommeau is a cider-based aperitif made with fresh apple juice and our delicious Apple Eau de Vie and aged in fine white oak barrels. French farmers in Normandy make this as part of their hard cider-Calvados production, so we incorporated it into our line. It is wonderful before dinner served chilled, use it instead of Lillet or Cocchi in cocktails, and lovely after dinner. We sell this in 375ml bottles, $30 at the Distillery.

Lavender and Wild Rose Liqueur

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Pelindaba lavender and local wild roses at their peak bloom are combined with our delicious apple eau de vie, capturing the essence of the fragrance and color of these beautiful flowers. Enjoy this liqueur in cocktails or use it in desserts. $30 at the Distillery.

Island Summer

This delicious nasturtium flavored liqueur is made with our own flowers and apple eau de vie. It is great in cocktails and makes an original contribution to desserts. It's a taste of summer year around! $35 at the Distillery. Available starting in August.

Thimbleberry Brandy

Hawk handpicks thimbleberries in late June and early July to infuse into our apple eau de vie. We add only enough simple syrup to bring up the intense, sparkly, wild raspberry flavor of this unique Island brandy. We only make a few cases each year, available seasonally in July and August. We usually sell out of this almost as soon as we make it! $85 at the Distillery.

Blackberry Brandy

photo of bottle of blackberry brandy

Our berry picker, Hawk, and his grandchildren pick island blackberries as they ripen each summer, usually in mid to late August. These berries are mixed with a little simple syrup and infused into our apple eau de vie to make a delicious blackberry brandy. Available seasonally starting in September, only a few cases each year. $85 at the Distillery.

Winterberry Brandy

We infuse our barrel-aged brandy with winter berries and Madrone bark: Frozen blackberries and thimbleberries from summer harvests, salal berries, madrone berries and snowberries. This is a wonderful after dinner sipping brandy. $65 at the Distillery.

Bitters

photo of bottle of bittersWe infuse bitter botanicals including bittersweet and bittersharp apples in our Apple Eau de Vie for several months to create an extraordinary bitters for flavoring cocktails. These botanicals also include hazelnut leaves, crabapples, and madrone bark. $15 at the Distillery.

Red Sky at Night

photo of bottle of red skyOur favorite cocktail is now available at the distillery in a cocktail mix, all you need to add is lemon juice. It is a convenient alternative to putting all of those ingredients together -- we mix Spy Hop Gin, Lavender and Wild Rose Liqueur and Westcott Bay Cider Syrup together. Pour it in a cocktail shaker with ice and fresh lemon juice and serve it up or on the rocks with a rose petal or lemon zest for garnish. So so good. $35 at the Distillery.

Madrone Brandy

We make a very small amount of barrel aged apple brandy infused with madrone bark and blackberries, sweetened with Madrone blossoms. It is simply amazing. We love to sip it after dinner, but it also makes a fabulous cocktail that we named The Bazelgette: Madrone Brandy, Pommeau, Kari's Old Fashioned Bitters (2:1:dash). $85 at the Distillery only.

Tangerine Brandy

Our barrel aged apple brandy is infused with just the flavorful peel of tangerines, it creates a Tangerine Brandy that sparkles in your mouth. We made this for our Christmas Pig cocktail (tangerine brandy, chocolate eau de vie, bacon infused apple brandy: 2,1,1), but it is so delicious we are bottling up a few cases to sell, starting this fall. Try it. It's amazing. $85 at the Distillery only

New Projects (We can't stop!)

We are working on a Madrone Blossom liqueur, tastes like the blossoms smell. It will be ready next year. And we are working with San Juan Vineyards to develop a dry vermouth, also probably available in a year or so.