About the Spirits

The 15,000 square foot Talking Cedar distillery production facility is beautifully equipped with (8) 31,000+ liter fermentation tanks, custom Italian Pot Stills with a combined capacity of 8,000 liters, as 25ft continuous still, and (6) 90 liter Hillbilly Stills.

October of 2023 saw the release of the first product from Talking Cedar Spirits, the history making Kayak Gin. In 2024 we anticipate multiple spirit releases, including: a line of flavored whiskeys, an Irish-style pot still whiskey, an apple brandy and much much more. All while continuing to provide contract distillation for our favorite industry partners. Check back regularly to discover the latest offering from Talking Cedar Spirits.


Talking Cedar is a historic enterprise – it is the first tribal-owned distillery in the U.S. and the first distillery allowed in Indian country since 1834. The Chehalis Tribe and HDC joined forces to successfully lobby Congress in 2018 to repeal the Andrew Jackson-era statute that prohibited such operations on Indian lands. on distilleries in Indian country.

The Talking Cedar facility is wholly-owned and run by the Chehalis Tribe and employs 80 people, many of who are Tribal members. The partnership enables the Chehalis Tribe to leverage HDC’s brand, recipes and marketing programs.


"The opening of Talking Cedar is the culmination of years of hard work, and is an exciting day for the Chehalis Tribe. As we move into the operating phase, we’re happy to have a great team to work with, including Heritage Distilling Company. Together we expect a successful business here in Grand Mound and are looking for other Tribes to join in that success.”

- David Burnett
CEO of Chehalis Tribal Enterprises.


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