Green Business: Sandstone Distillery Blends Tenino History with Unique Regional Industry

It’s at the end of a winding drive through the bucolic cattle pastures and alpaca farms of Tenino that you’ll find the large red, purpose-built warehouse encompassing Sandstone Distillery.

What you might not know after stumbling upon it is that it’s Thurston County’s sole craft liquor production site, and the first to open there since Prohibition.

“Twenty-five years ago we tore down a 100×100 foot barn, pulled 20,000 nails from the roof and created a lumber yard,” says owner John Bourdon, who runs the business with his wife, Jenny. “Those materials were used to build this place 2.5 years ago. The old wood brings out the history and character.” Read the full article on the Thurston Talk website.