Bainbridge Island is now home to the “World’s Best
Organic Distiller’s Legacy Vodka earned that distinction at the
World Vodka Awards in London Thursday. The vodka beat out more than
1,000 brands from 25 countries, according to a news release.
The selection was made by an independent tasting panel. This is
how judges described Bainbridge’s entry:
This is an excellent spirit that’s well balanced and full of
individual character, great potential for cocktails. It has a
powerful but soft nose with berry fruits and grain coming through.
Rich, creamy, marshmallow flavours develop nicely on the
The Legacy Vodka also won the award for best packaging
Bainbridge Organic Distillers
opened in 2009. The company produces vodka, Doug fir gin and
whiskey in small batches.
The World Vodka Awards are part of the World Drinks Awards,
With 6,122 residents enrolled in expanded Medicaid programs,
Kitsap County is well ahead of its enrollment goal. The county has
already exceeded its target number by 160 percent, according to a
release from the state Health Care
Kitsap has enrolled a total of 16,406 residents in Medicaid
since the start of the Affordable Care Act rollout in Oct. 1. That
figure includes new and renewing enrollees.
Though open enrollment for private health plans offered through
the state exchange ends March 31, applications for Medicaid are
accepted all year.
The map below compares progress in Medicaid enrollment among
The Port Gamble General
Store is 98 years old and still growing.
The historic store and cafe closed Jan. 2 for a remodel and
expansion. It will reopen in February,
according to the store website. The project will add a new
dining room and bar to the existing cafe. The expanded dining area
will open in May.
last closed in 2009. It
changed hands and reopened in 2010.
A much larger
redevelopment project for Port Gamble is in the works. Planned
amenities include housing, a waterfront “lodge” and retail. The
county will hold public hearings on the master plan this year.
Port Gamble is operated by
Watch for a story on the store expansion in an upcoming A&E
Meegan Reid/2009 file photo