Member Highlight: Home Base Spirits

Home Base Spirits is a women-owned, sustainable business operated by a dynamic duo. Behind the scenes are sisters— twins in fact— Alexandra and Samantha Blatteis. Since their launch in 2015, they have been celebrating local ingredients, agriculture, and the unique process behind every one of their spirits. Alexandra and Samantha Blatteis were born and raised…

Westland Distillery & Skagit Valley Malting Work to Create Locally-Harvested Peat Malt

By Tyler Pederson, Head Stillman, Westland Distillery Peated whiskey is a longstanding tradition in the whiskey-making of the Old World, but here in America, it’s a relatively new idea. Frankly, single malt whiskey in and of itself is a new concept in this country. When we started Westland—focused solely on the production of single malt—our…