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Eat Drink Walla Walla | DW Distilling
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DW Distilling

In the heart of Walla Walla, Washington, a small batch craft distillery is making waves with its exceptional barrel-aged brandies. DW Distilling, founded by Craig (Mr. W) and Keith (Mr. D), is more than just a distillery—it’s a testament to passion, innovation, and the rich heritage of Walla Walla wines.

Eat Drink Walla Walla | DW Distilling

The story of DW Distilling begins with a shared love for Walla Walla wines and a curiosity about the art of distillation. Craig and Keith, drawn together by their appreciation for the region’s unique character, found inspiration in Craig’s experiences in France, where he developed a deep appreciation for fine brandy.

Convinced of the unparalleled quality of Washington wines, particularly those from Walla Walla, Craig and Keith embarked on a journey to create a craft brandy that would showcase the region’s distinct flavors. Despite the absence of local craft distillers producing brandy, they saw an opportunity to fill this gap and set out to make their mark.

Thus, DW Distilling was born—a labor of love situated in the heart of Walla Walla, where Craig and Keith meticulously craft brandies that pay homage to the region’s wine heritage. Their process is as much about honoring tradition as it is about pushing the boundaries of innovation.

This craft distillery, known for its small-batch production of brandy, has recently claimed the coveted title of the number-one craft brandy distiller in the nation. USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice award bestowed this honor upon DW Distilling, solidifying its reputation as a beacon of excellence in the world of spirits. Read the full article highlighting this achievement here!

Each batch of brandy at DW Distilling is a testament to the founders’ unwavering dedication to quality and their belief in the exceptionalism of Walla Walla wines. By using top local wines as the base for their brandies, they ensure that every sip tells a story—a story of the land, the grapes, and the skilled hands that transform them into something truly remarkable.

But DW Distilling isn’t just about producing exceptional spirits; it’s also about fostering a sense of community and pride in Walla Walla’s rich wine culture. Through events, tastings, and collaborations with local wineries, Craig and Keith are not only creating outstanding brandies but also celebrating everything that makes Walla Walla special.

In the end, DW Distilling is more than just a distillery—it’s a celebration of craftsmanship, innovation, and the enduring spirit of Walla Walla. With each bottle of brandy they produce, Craig and Keith are not only preserving tradition but also paving the way for a new era of excellence in craft distillation. So the next time you raise a glass of Walla Walla brandy, remember the passion and dedication that went into crafting every drop at DW Distilling. Cheers to excellence, and cheers to Walla Walla!


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American Distilling Institute

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