SEATTLE, WA – 2bar Spirits, Seattle’s largest privately-owned craft distillery and the city’s first all-locally-made bourbon whiskey, has announced a distribution partnership with Columbia Distributing in Washington and Oregon. Through the agreement, 2bar Spirits will join Columbia’s growing spirts division, which includes Constellation Brands.

“We are proud to be a distillery with strong Northwest ties to the land and its people, and we are excited to join Columbia Distributing’s family of brands,” said Nathan Kaiser, founder of 2bar Spirits. “This partnership will introduce our signature Straight Bourbon Whiskey and other offerings to a growing number of retail and on-premise accounts.”

“We are thrilled to have 2bar Spirits join our valued supplier partners,” said Brian Renney, SVP of Business Development at Columbia Distributing. “Their quality offerings and grain-to-glass production focus complements our expanding craft spirits portfolio. Moreover, we share common values and strategy in serving customers across the Northwest.”

More than two years in the making, 2bar Spirits is on target for its biggest-ever release of 100 proof Straight Bourbon Whiskey and popular 80 proof Moonshine, totaling 300 barrels in 2019. Production at 2bar’s distillery in Seattle’s SODO District is all-inclusive, where locally sourced grains are milled, mashed, fermented, distilled, aged and bottled entirely onsite.

Media Contacts: Barry Bartlett, The Bartlett Group, 206-335-4694 (m),; or Nathan Kaiser, Founder, 2bar Spirits, 206.335.2671 (m),

About 2bar Spirits

Committed to authentic grain-to-glass production, 2bar Spirits is Seattle’s first all-locally-made bourbon whiskey. Opening in 2012, 2bar Spirits’ mission reflects founder Nathan Kaiser’s devotion to his South Texas roots and family values of quality, independence and hard work. Made with grains exclusively sourced from Washington farmers, 2bar’s offerings are distilled and bottled entirely onsite at its distillery in Seattle’s SODO district. 2bar’s signature Straight Bourbon Whiskey has a smooth and rich texture at 100 Proof. 2bar is also known for its Moonshine, a clear corn whiskey and a nostalgic tribute to 2bar’s Texas ranch heritage. To learn more visit, or follow us on and 2bar Spirits (@2bar)

About Columbia Distributing
Since 1935, Columbia Distributing has helped build some of the best-known brands in the beverage business. Today Columbia Distributing and its 3,500+ employees service over 20,000 retail customers covering more than 135,000 square miles in Oregon, Washington and California. Columbia’s success is based on the deep-rooted tradition of delivering quality products, timely service and a genuine concern for customers’ needs. This is achieved by providing ongoing, sustainable opportunities and growth for its employees, customers, suppliers, shareholders and communities. For more information on Columbia Distributing, please visit

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