12/10/17 "The dedication to the local history and enthusiasm to the craft make this craft distillery worth the trek. The product and mixology push it over the top. My favorite is the green gin. Comparing the Sandstone gin&tonic to your everyday gin&tonic is like comparing Otoro sushi to Chicken of the Sea. Yeah, it’s that good!" - Scott P.
What Our Customers Are Saying ...
"One of my hobbies is visiting various distilleries across Washington, taking the tours, and sampling the tipples. Justin gave us a tour that was, bar none, the most informative, friendly, and enthusiastic I have ever had the pleasure to be a part of.
This distillery's commitment to local production ingredients is impressive. The Sandstone team is building a true asset to their charming community in Tenino.
And of course, one cannot forget to mention the spirits. Justin took care of us through our sampling of Sandstone Distillery's wares, and there was not a bottle that did not delight. Like the people that make them, the Sandstone spirits are a family; each with their unique personality and each having a familiar taste. From the warm and boozy Stone Carver White Whiskey to the anise-hearted Black Gin, each libation is distinctly smooth, with a pleasantly alcoholic tingle that lingers on the tongue.
And, as if all of this weren't enough, the distillery doubles as a kind of local museum dedicated to Tenino's stone-cutting, quarry heritage, and to Andrew Wilson in particular. Their tasting room includes artifacts close to a century old, and John does a singularly good job of conveying both the excitement of Andrew's story and the wonder of holding the tools of past industry.
If you have any interest in fine spirits or local history, do yourself a favor and take the trip to Sandstone Distillery. You will not be disappointed.
P.S. The Sandstone Bacon Whiskey is worth every penny!"
"From the moment we arrived we were treated like family. We enjoyed learning about the history of Tenino and of John's journey crafting fine spirits-- from his first milk pail still to his current "tote" system. We come from wine country, but it didn't take long to appreciate the hard work and ingenuity of this family owned small business. John and Justin have a knack for finding industrial equipment and retrofitting it to meet their needs. We ended our tour with a great sampling of spirits. The Rosemary infused Vodka was a gem. What a delightful way to spend a Saturday afternoon!"
"Local Distillery Helps Boost Area's Economy"
9/15/17 "Took a back road drive to avoid traffic and stumbled on this luscious distillery. As my friends and family will attest, I love tasting different libations and even have a few recipes of my own. WELL! I am impressed with not only the tastes but the charismatic presentation and the heart of the family that created this special place. Yes, it has been added to my list of absolute favorites and I will be back -- with friends!!!" - Deborah A.