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Silverdale distillery opens this week

blog.tuckerMaking a good whiskey takes time. So does starting a distillery.

After navigating a long approval process, both for its location and its spirits, Tucker Distillery will hold its grand opening Saturday. Dave and Jeanette Tucker are already busy distilling in their warehouse at 5451 NW Newberry Hill Road in Silverdale.

blog.tucker2The Tuckers are starting out with an “ultra smooth” corn vodka and clear corn whiskey before branching out to new varieties. They’ll have 300 bottles on hand for the opener this weekend and plan to make about 4,000 cases this year.

You may start seeing the bottles in local bars and grocery stores soon. The Tuckers are pursuing wholesale accounts.

“We’ll have our grand opening, then I can start pounding the pavement,” Jeanette said.

The Tucker grand opening runs from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, with a live band playing from 2-4 p.m. See the distillery’s page on Facebook for more information and watch for a larger story in the Monday Kitsap Sun.


Craft distillery approved for Silverdale

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A craft distillery is one step closer to opening in Silverdale.

The state Liquor Control Board approved a license for Tucker Distillery at 5451 NW Newberry Hill Road on Dec. 30.

blog.tuckerLast time we checked in with Dave and Jeanette Tucker they were wading through the federal, state and local permitting process. Now Dave says the distillery can open to the public once it has its labels approved, a process that should be completed by March.

The Tuckers have already begun distilling their first batches. They hope to have 200 to 500 bottles on hand when the tasting room opens.

Moonshine corn whiskey and vodka are first on their list. They plan to also produce a true whiskey and brandy to age.

The Tucker Distillery will open in a 1,300-square-foot building near Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue. A 240-square-foot tasting room is planned for the front.

It joins Seabeck Spirits and Bainbridge Organic Distillers in Kitsap.

Check the Tucker Distillery page on Facebook for updates.

(Courtesy art, logo by Steve Goupil)