Wildwood Spirits Co. distillery and tasting room will open on Friday Dec. 4 at its location adjacent to John Howie’s newest restaurant Beardslee Public House in Bothell. The interior design of the tasting room is inspired by an early 1900’s English apothecary. Mill work, subway tile, Edison bulbs and medicine bottle add to the old-timey flavor.
Howie’s Beardslee Public House restaurant partner, Erik Liedholm, is the man behind the Bothell’s first craft distillery. He’s won awards for his “farm to table” technique. Nearly all of the produce used for distilling Wildwood Spirits Co. spirits is grown in Washington. Liedholm is perhaps best known for his award-winning Kur Gin and Stark Vatten Vodka used in cocktails at Beardslee Public House.
Wildwood Spirits Co. and Beardslee Public House are part of a variety of new businesses popping up in Bothell. In October, The McMenamin brothers opened Anderson School which took more than $25 million to remodel and refurbish. The city of Bothell also recently opened a new city hall and is continuing work on a long-term redevelopment plan.
When Beardslee Public House opened, Howie said he was happy to offer Bothell’s fast-growing schools and population something new and fresh.
“We are thrilled to be open and to be part of the Bothell community,” Liedholm said in a statement. “We hope everyone enjoys our spirits with as much joy and passion as we have in making them.”
The tasting room will be open daily from 12:00-5:00 p.m. (or by appointment), and will serve complimentary half-ounce tastes of Kur and Stark Vatten.