Westland Distillery


Westland Distillery

Seattle, WA

Project Overview

This project was converting the 1919 warehouse once used by Ederer Co. for making cranes in Seattle's Sodo neighboorhood into a single-malt whiskey 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 13,100 sf
Architect Urbanadd
Use Specialty - Distillery

Excellence in Construction - Tenant Improvement Under $5M, AGC of Washington

Best Design in Hospitality, IIDA Northern Pacific Chapter