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Best in Category & Gold Medal 2019
American Single Malt Whiskey

Best in Category 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Eau de Vie Apple Brandy

Silver Medal 2017

Genever Gin

Bronze Medal 2018

Barrel Rested Gin

Genever Gin

Launched in 2014, Orcas Island Distillery is a small craft distillery located in Washington State's San Juan Islands. We are on a mission to resurrect delightful spirits whose flavors have almost disappeared from the American palate. 

We are lntimately connected to the agricultural history of our region.
Our journey has taken us into the heirloom orchards of our islands where we handpick the fruit that are the foundation of our award-winning brandies. These unique varietals offer flavor profiles unavailable in modern commercial orchards.

As a true craft distillery, we work directly with local farmers to grow the grains that form the basis of our Single Malt Whiskey and Genever Gins. The barley is painstakingly malted, fermented and distilled in very small batches in our potstills. The whiskey is aged in oak and a limited amount of our Genever Gin is rested in rye barrels before bottling. .

Our old world style of working offers a unique opportunity to create delicious spirits with a subtlety of flavors that cannot be duplicated. We hope you will enjoy our award-winning spirits as much as we have enjoyed making them!

We have been honored by the American Distilling Institute’s Judging of Craft Spirits.