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Our/Seattle Distillery Opening in Ballard Saturday

The old Ballard Camera shop becomes a vodka distillery

Our/Seattle Vodka
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More booze is coming to Ballard this Saturday when Our/Seattle opens at 1836 Market Street in the old Ballard Camera space. The distillery is the third incarnation of Our/Vodka, which operates a global brand using local ingredients. The Seattle version uses Idaho-grown winter wheat and purified Seattle water. The first two vodkas are housed at similar micro distilleries in Detroit and Berlin. The next batch of Our/Vodka distilleries will open in London, Amsterdam, New York, Los Angeles, Miami, and Houston.

Partners Nin Truong and Stephen Pleadwell tell Eater that Ballard/Seattle fit into the grouping based on its shared focus of creative pursuits.

"We were looking for a centrally located space in a vibrant neighborhood, but there were not a lot of options that met the zoning requirements for a micro-distillery. The old Ballard Camera building had been sitting empty for several years. It met all of our needs and we really wanted to preserve this corner landmark in Ballard."

The distillery opens this weekend with tastings of Our/Seattle vodka, a walking tour of Old Ballard organized by local nonprofit Feet First, and music provided by DJ Greasy of DUG in celebration of Record Store Day.

After they unlock their doors, they'll be regularly open Wednesday through Saturday from noon until 6 p.m. and Sundays from noon until 4 p.m. Besides operating as a tasting room, they'll have a retail space, plus workshops and community events.

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