The first make-your-own spirits distillery is opening in the country and it’s right here in Gig Harbor. Heritage Distilling Company has been in progress for more than a year, the project of Justin and Jennifer Stiefel. The grand opening for the distillery will be this weekend.
What makes Heritage Distillery such an intriguing business is that spirits enthusiasts can prepare small-batch spirits legally at the distillery thanks to its federal licensing, according to the operators. Unlike wine and beer, which are legal to make at home in small batches for private consumption only, distilling spirits at home is illegal, not to mention dangerous and potentially explosive. Read more »