April 16, 2024

Eric Abel
Bellewood Farms & Distillery

Bellewood Farms & Distillery Plans Bourbon Barrel Opening Celebration

An Applewood Smoked Bourbon Barrel Opening, celebrating the third barrel produced by Whatcom County’s Bellewood Farms & Distillery, is planned from 5-8 p.m. Friday, April 26.

“We make the bourbon from Skagit County corn and grain, then we smoke the grains in applewood from our farm,” said Eric Abel, president of Bellewood Farms & Distillery. “It creates a subtle smokey taste that has been well received by customers.”

Live music from The Banknotes, a local jazz quartet, will be featured during the event, which is only for those 21 and older. Attendees may sample all the farm spirits at Washington’s first apple distillery, as well as play board games, cornhole and frisbee. A special bourbon-inspired menu, including a new Bellewood pizza, will be offered.

Bellewood Farms & Distillery is located at 6140 Guide Meridian, within seven miles of Bellingham, Ferndale and Lynden.

“Guests also may want to stroll through our orchards since blossoms may be starting to bloom on our apple trees, all with majestic Mt. Baker in the background,” Abel said. “It’s a great opportunity for a date night for adults of all ages.”

For more information about Bellewood Farms & Distillery, call (360) 318-7720 or visit

        We acknowledge that Whatcom County is located on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples. They cared for the lands that included what we’d call the Puget Sound region, Vancouver Island and British Columbia since time immemorial. This gives us the great obligation and opportunity to learn how to care for our surrounding areas and all the natural and human resources we require to live. We express our deepest respect and gratitude for our indigenous neighbors, the Lummi Nation and Nooksack Tribe, for their enduring care and protection of our shared lands and waterways.
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