This award-winning adaptive reuse of a timber warehouse built in 1918 now houses Westland Distillery. Urbanadd focused on weaving the guest experiences seamlessly into the distilling processes, offering guests a contemporary perspective on the time-honored art of making whiskey. Bold hints of company identity and branding are balanced against the elegant simplicity of rough-hewn timber and steel, materials that pay homage to the owners’ family history in the logging industry.
Behind an elegant yet raw tasting bar and whiskey library, the facility houses a 5,000-liter mash house and a world-class still room housing two copper pot stills. The barrel room holds upwards of 100 barrels waiting to be filled and aged in Westland’s rackhouse on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State. Staff offices are located on the mezzanine, above a state-of-the-art climate-controlled QC lab.