"If you don’t think you like gin, I challenge you to try our Barrel Finished Gin. It’s gin with an attitude! Not your average gin; she’s sassy and intriguing with an air of mystery. Finished in oak for a few months gives time to mellow the profile and let all the flavors mingle. The juniper levels are reduced but other botanicals are added, including cardamom, cinnamon, and fennel. It’s a perfect gin for a spiced mule, an old fashioned, a hot cocoa, a spiced apple cider, and much more! Whether enjoyed hot or on ice, at home or from a flask, the Barrel Finished Gin might just become your new favorite!"
Mallory, Marketing Director
Solar Spirits Distillery’s mission is to create best in class, authentically craft spirits that are developed using innovative and sustainable technologies. As of 2018, our spirits are produced with 100% renewable energy provided by a mix of onsite solar and the purchase of Green-e Energy Certified Renewable Energy Certificates. Located in the Tri Cities with over 300 days of sunshine a year is a beautiful backdrop for creating delicious spirits. Solar Spirits distillery is “farm-to-bottle,” we make our award winning spirits in-house focusing on Washington grains and fruit. We currently produce vodka, gin, brandy, and whiskey. Solar Spirits Distillery is “out to save the world one drink at a time”!
Jim Batdorf has launched a new chapter in his professional life as the Master Distiller at Solar Spirits Distillery. Jim is a PhD. Chemical engineer with thirty years in the design and operation of new process technologies industry. Now he is simply Whiskey Jim and enjoys applying his engineering background in developing new sustainable technology to distill Solar Spirit’s award-winning craft vodkas, gins, brandies, and whiskies. He calls this marriage between technology and distillation “Craft-Tech”. As a man who loves Scotch Whisky he creates his American Single Malt through a blend of new technology and more than a hint of Scottish tradition. Jim enjoys continuing his education on the distillation process, the flavor profiles of spirits, and is on a mission to create best-in-class craft spirits.
American Distillers Institute- Bronze Medal
The Fifty Best - Best Gin - Gold Medal (2019)
Sip Northwest- Best of the Northwest- Best Barrel-Aged Gin Judge’s Pick