A little about Glacier Basin Distillery in Yakima Washington

Glacier Basin Distillery was founded in late 2012 by Cragg Gilbert, Karl Hale, Chris Bolm, Putnam Barber and Thomas Hale. Being the first craft distillery in Yakima Washington, the partners at Glacier Basin Distillery look to make premium brandies, grappas and vodkas using locally grown Yakima Valley fruit from their on-site location, Gilbert Orchards’ Hackett Ranch. Glacier Basin Distillery wants to share the spirits of Yakima Valley's agriculture.

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We are very fortunate to have our vodka in this week's Unfiltered Column on the Wine Spectator Magazine website.
Thomas Hale’s vision is clear. When it’s cherry season, there will be cherry brandy. When apricots come off the trees, apricot brandy will be featured. And during apple season, of course, there will be apple brandy.
Visiting a cidery, distillery or brewery is a popular adventure when traveling, but really understanding where the main ingredients come from is unique to the Yakima Valley. Why? Because we grow them. Our fertile agricultural valley grows...