Wildwood Spirits Co. distillery and tasting room will open on Friday Dec. 4 at its location adjacent to John Howie’s newest restaurant Beardslee Public House in Bothell. The interior design of the tasting room was designed to look like an early 1900’s English apothecary. Mill work, subway tile, Edison bulbs and medicine bottle add to the moody flavor.
Howie’s Beardslee Public House partner Erik Liedholm is the man behind the Bothell’s first craft distillery. He’s won awards for his “farm to table’ distilling technique. Nearly all of the produce used for distilling Wildwood Spirits Co. spirits is grown in Washington. Liedholm is perhaps best known for his Kur Gin and Stark Vatten Vodka that are also used in cocktails at Beardslee Public House.
Wildwood Spirits Co. and Beardslee Public House are part of a variety of new businesses that have been popping up in Bothell. In October The McMenamin brothers open Anderson School which took more than 25 million to remodel and refurbish. Bothell also recently opened a new city hall and is continuing work on long-term redevelopment plan.
When Beardslee Public House opened Howie told 425 that Bothell’s schools are some of the fastest growing in the country. The restaurant, it’s brewery and now distillery were always meant to offer the growing community something fresh.
“We are thrilled to be open and to be part of the Bothell community,” Liedholm said in a statement. “We hope everyone enjoys our spirits with as much joy and passion as we have in making them. Hope to see you soon!”
The tasting room will be open daily from 12:00-5:00 p.m. (or by appointment), and will serve complimentary ½ ounce tastes of Kur and Stark Vatten.