Westland Distillery

Westland Distillery

Seattle, WA

Project Overview

The 1919 warehouse once used by Ederer Co. for making cranes in Seattle's Sodo neighboorhood was converted into a 13,135 sf single-malt whiskey distillery for Westland Distillery. It features a mash house tiled in an oversized mosaic motif of brewery tiles. There are five fermentation vessels, a still room with a 7,560-liter wash still and a 5,670-liter spirit still. The building has a lab, break room, tasting bar, whiskey library and a mezzanine with office space. The reception desk and tasting bar are made of a fir tree felled by one of the owners on his family's property. Original dirt floors were covered in polished concrete in the reception and tasting room. Utilities and speciality drainage were installed, with sloped floors in the mash house and still room. A large Westland flag on a 60-foot pole pokes through the entry and roof.

Client Westland Distillery
Type Tenant Improvement
Size 13,135 sf
Architect Urbanadd
Use Specialty - Distillery
Awards/Recognition

AGC Excellence in Construction - Tenant Improvement Under $5M

IIDA Best Design In Hospitality