Breaking Barriers: Our Journey as a Woman-Owned Spirits Company

Merrisa Claridge, owner of Northwest Spirits, stands in front of a few wooden barrels. She's holding a glass of whiskey with her arms crossed, smiling.

In an industry historically dominated by men, breaking through barriers and carving out a space for ourselves has taken courage, determination, and a passion for the craft. Break barriers; That’s exactly what our president Merrisa Claridge, aka Missy, set out to do when she founded our spirits company in 2021. What began as a tinkering […]

Community Spirit

A small restaurant with every table occupied. There is a man sipping a whiskey at one of the tables.

An evening of ‘Beef & Bourbon’ at Wildflower Bistro in North Bend, WA Written by our Master Distiller, Nick Warren Most people visit our tasting room for perhaps one cocktail, a quick tasting flight, or to pick up a bottle of booze to bring home. But then occasionally, we get a regular stop in from […]

We Paired our Craft Spirits with Von’s Iconic Dishes

Image of a delicious looking fresh pizza topped with bright green arugula, fig, and prosciutto. There is a gin martini with an olive beside it.

For those of you who may not know the history of our company, we are a passionate group of people who have been in and around the restaurant and service industry for our entire lives. Our Distillery and Tasting Room is just the newest endeavor in a long lineage of restaurants, bars, and bakeries that […]

Meet Nick, Our Master Blender Extraordinaire!

Nick Warren, Northwest Spirits Master Distiller

Born and raised on the Eastside in Bellevue, Nick comes from a very large family and loves to show people a good time. He has a BA from Western Washington University where he played a bit of Football for the Vikings. Cooking and creating new recipes are a passion of his, and he loves sports, […]

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