Meet the brandymen, Keith and Craig.
Craig (Mr. W) and Keith (Mr. D) shared a love of Walla Walla wines, the small unique city itself, and an interest in distilling. Mr. W had spent some time in France, and learned to appreciate good brandy. His memory of a glass of cognac after every meal spurred the idea that he and Mr. D could create a quality local craft brandy.
Convinced that Washington wines and Walla Walla wines in particular were the best in the world, they looked for the brandy they thought would be distilled from these fine wines. They could not find any craft distillers, so they made the wise decision to make brandy themselves. Hence, DW Distilling was born – located, of course, in Walla Walla!