Award-winning bourbon-and-more distiller Heritage Distilling Co. is planning to open a tasting room and retail location in Ballard by the end of spring.
Community publication My Ballard noticed the distillery’s application for a liquor license, and confirmed the details with the Gig Harbor-based booze-makers this week. The distillery has been showered in awards (particularly from the American Distilling Institute) since its founding in 2012, spending several years as the most-awarded craft distillery in the country.
Those awards likely helped the maker of vodka, gin, whisky and bourbon make major expansions — it counts two Gig Harbor locations (including the flagship), and expanded to Eugene, Oregon in 2016 and Roslyn in 2017, opening production facilities and tasting rooms in both cities.
The Ballard location will go in next to florist Ballard Blossom, at 1836 NW Market Street — and it’s not the only inner Seattle project in the works for Heritage. There’s also a Capitol Hill tasting room on the way, which will take over the former Meat and Bread space. It was first announced back in 2016, and is also expected to open in the spring.