Along the muddy banks of the Wishkah River— kayaking, canoeing and fishing are popular sports, but for the founders of Wishkah River Distillery—the river represents a Northwest history, rich in old fashioned values and uncompromised work ethics passed down from five generations of family born and raised in Aberdeen.
From riverside sawmills to loggers transiting down the Wishkah through the heart of Aberdeen, folks weren’t afraid to roll up their sleeves to earn a day’s pay, but they also knew when to hang their hats and kick up their heels for a night on-the-town.
Reminiscent of a bygone era, Wishkah River Distillery brings hand crafted spirits to the region’s connoisseurs with an infusion of diligence and hard work. The high standards instilled in us growing up, mirror our ultra-premium products, and with a family history of distilling going as far back as the early nineteen hundreds, we hope to pass this legacy down to our children.
Our products are made from the finest flavors and grains in a process that fortifies our spirits with sustainable agriculture. As craft distillers in Washington State, 51% of our raw materials must be grown and sourced in Washington. Wishkah River Distillery uses 96% locally grown, environmentally healthy raw materials from our local farmers, promoting social responsibility and local economic growth.
Wishkah River Distillery’s primary goal is to become a locally based leader in the rapidly growing trend of craft distilled spirits and with our reputation for superior quality, we’re certain to generate a buzz that spans generations.
Wishkah River Distillery Founders
Master Distiller / Co-Owner: Josh Mayr
Co-Owner: Chris Olsen
Co-Owner: Patrick O’Donnell
Co-Owner: Paul Stutzenburg