You could make a White Russian or any standard cocktail from the Sandstone Distillery Coffee Liqueur. However, the extra effort may not be necessary. “The comment I get the most is ‘I could drink that all on its own,’” says Distiller John Bourdon. It’s also good on ice cream, you could add a splash to coffee, or go all out and make an Espresso Martini.
John, Jenni (John’s wife) and Justin (their son), owners of Sandstone Distillery, have a deep commitment to sustainability and developing local collaborations. In the case of their Coffee Liqueur, that commitment stems all the way from the grain to the coffee. The grain, which is fermented and distilled into the vodka base, is grown at a farm south of Chehalis. The dark rich Italian Roast coffee beans come fresh from expert roasters Batdorf & Bronsonin downtown Olympia. “The beans are roasted and we pick up them the very next day,” says John.