Distillery opens

With the opening of Orcas Island Distillery just before Thanksgiving, Orcas Island can now claim its very own craft distillery. The distillery is the result of recent changes in state laws that provide opportunities for creative, entrepreneurial, local businesses to compete in the production of liquors and liqueurs.

The initial products that the distillery offers are apple brandy Eau de Vie, pear brandy and a genever style gin. All are distilled from locally grown fruits and grains. Products are available at select retailers and bars on the island and by appointment only at the distillery. For more information, visit them on Facebook at Orcas Island Distillery.