Savor the San Juan Islands
A tour of these Puget Sound isles might be the country's most authentic foodie road (and ferry) trip.
Photo: Michael Hanson, Writer: David Hanson
Travel to the north end of the island and you'll find Hawk and Suzy Pingree concocting a potent brew in their barn. The retired
journalism professors moved here from Wisconsin seven years ago and met professional cider maker Richard Anderson, who taught
them how to make apple cider (sourced from their apple orchard). Now they also use their skills to make gin and brandy at
the San Juan Islands Distillery
. Sample the Apple Eau de Vie and the lavender gin, the latter a crisp, liquid jolt of the aromatic herb you'll also find
at Steven Robins' shop. 12 Anderson Lane, 360/378-2606; sanjuanislanddistillery.com.