If you are a licensed distiller in Washington State or are in the process of becoming licensed, chances are you’ve already benefitted from some of the Guild’s efforts: through industry education, legislative improvements, and overall promotion of the Washington distilled spirits industry. Joining the Washington Distillers Guild can provide even more benefits and opportunities.
If you would like to join up as a Distillery, please fill out our intake form.
The cost for annual dues for DSP’s is currently only $200.00 per year and benefits include:
§ Relevance – WDG is top of mind for all groups when thinking of WA spirit producers, distilled spirits and related products, alcohol-related legislation, and distillery-related tourism. Members share in that relevance when part of the WDG.
§ Community – Members have trust and respect of other distillers, legislators, suppliers, and customers. The WDG gives “lift” to events, and clout to members.
§ Advocacy – Members know they are represented in legislative and rule-making sessions.
§ Relationships – Members find opportunities to meet and partner with other members easier and more predictable than “cold” calls. Reputation, networking, and published profiles improve quality of relationships and speed of forming them.
§ Education – Members learn from each other, industry specialists, regulators, consumers, and more through structured seminars, presentations, discussion groups, and site visits.
§ Support – Members will get direct benefit from state-wide marketing, public relations, branding, outreach, and networking efforts.
§ Discounted Goods – As we arrange special deals with suppliers, members will receive discounts or added value on purchases of raw material, packaging, and equipment.
§ Discounted Services – As we arrange special deals with service providers, members will receive discounted or free legal, compliance, marketing, design, insurance, bonding, and business management services.
§ Events – Members are invited to participate in PROOF, our annual showcase of WA distilled spirits, as well as other seasonal events available only to members.
§ Associate Memberships – Associate memberships are available to businesses that share the values of the Washington State Guild and would like to share in the membership benefits. Please read and fill out our Associate intake form.
Questions? Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
For general information regarding the Washington Distillers Guild, please contact
Washington Distillers Guild Board
Mhairi Voelsgen – Brovo Spirits
Nathan Kaiser – 2bar Spirits
AJ Temple – Temple Distilling
Steven Stone – Sound Spirits