Distillery brings home medals

Orcas Island Distillery was awarded Best in Category Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals at the Award Ceremony for the 11th Annual Judging of Craft Spirits in Baltimore, Maryland on April 7.

The distillery competed with its eau de vie, gin and apple brandy against three hundred distilleries from 18 different countries and 44 states. More than 800 different spirits were entered in the competition.

Says Senior Distiller Charles West, “It’s really exciting to know that although we are a very small distillery that uses only locally grown fruits and grains, our spirits are nationally recognized for their excellence … We couldn’t do it without the unique, locally grown, heritage fruit found here in the San Juans and the support of our community.”