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Tag: Heritage Distilling Gig Harbor

Dec.
19th

Thirsty Thursday find: Heritage Distilling Company’s apple-cinnamon flavored whiskey

Heritage Distilling Co. in Gig Harbor has a tasting room worth visiting. Visitors can buy direct from the distillery. Several bars around town use Heritage spirits in specialty cocktails. File photo 2012.
Heritage Distilling Co. in Gig Harbor has a tasting room worth visiting. Visitors can buy direct from the distillery. Several bars around town use Heritage spirits in specialty cocktails. File photo 2012.

I knew apple pie moonshine had gone mainstream when I heard a friend was using a Crock pot to make hers. The recipe sounded pretty simple. Apple cider and cinnamon steeped together in a slow cooker all day, then that mixture was steeped with moonshine before serving.

OK, I’ll take a glass of that.

Don’t let the word “moonshine” throw you. You won’t have to rig up a basement bootleg operation to make the moonshine (home distilling is still very illegal, by the way). Steeping any commercially produced spirit with your favorite combination of apples and spices can produce a tasty apple pie moonshine that can be used as a cocktail ingredient, a flavoring agent for dessert or simply enjoyed straight out of the freezer.

I’m aware not everyone wants to flavor their own booze, so here’s where local distillers come in. Read more »

March
22nd

Niche spirits: New South Sound distilleries are on the way

South Sound already is home to four craft distilleries producing gin, vodka and whiskey. Coming soon are two more distilleries expected to receive their state and federal licensing sometime this summer. The micro distilleries are examples of the next phase of craft distilling in Washington state – niche distilling.