Why You Need to Visit Port Chilkoot Distillery

Get a taste of Alaska at Port Chilkoot Distillery during your stay at Silverbow Inn! Located in the nearby town of Haines, this distillery is perfect for those taking a tour of Alaska or searching for that perfect day trip. Sample what Travel + Leisure and the American Craft Spirits Award have raved about!

Are you looking for more bars and distilleries to visit? Then download our free Vacation Guide! We’ve listed our favorite places in town to get a great drink. While Port Chilkoot Distillery might be a bit of a trek from Silverbow Inn, there are plenty more great places within walking distance. Our Vacation Guide also includes the best restaurants, museums, art galleries, and tours in the area. Make the most of your trip to Alaska! Download our Vacation Guide and start planning your Alaskan adventure.

Visit Port Chilkoot Distillery

Meet the Owners

Port Chilkoot Distillery was started by Heather Shade and Sean Copeland. Heather is a former biologist and the head distiller. She is also the founding member of the Distillers Guild of Alaska. Sean is a former carpenter and is responsible for having restored the distillery from a former bakery into a state-of-the-art facility.

Meet the Spirits

What happens when you start with pure water from an Alaskan lake, add organic, home-milled grains with local herbs, sprinkle in a little talent and passion, and finish it off with the Alaskan spirit? You get the incredible drinks at Port Chilkoot Distillery! This distillery specializes in small-batch spirits, which produces the best product possible.

The genius distillers at Port Chilkoot Distillery create a little bit of everything. From bourbon to absinthe, you’re sure to find something to delight. Everything is fantastic here but if you want an award-winning experience, try the 50 Fathoms Gin, which won Double Gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition as well as another gold medal at the American Craft Spirits Award.

Get a Taste of Alaska

If you want to try these drinks yourself, head over to Haines. The tasting room at Port Chilkoot Distillery is open Wednesday to Saturday, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. In the summer, the distillery is open from Monday to Saturday from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. At the tasting room, you can sample a flight or ask the bartender to mix you a signature cocktail. There are plenty of t-shirts and other souvenirs to take back with you. And, of course, plenty of bottles of Port Chilkoot spirits available for purchase.

Stay at Silverbow Inn

When you’re traveling, you want the best. Some of the best Alaskan spirits are found at Port Chilkoot Distillery. As for the best night sleep? It’s found at SIlverbow Inn. Our boutique hotel is ideal for travelers who want to break away from chain hotels. With a rooftop Jacuzzi, an after-dinner candy bar, and a cookie and hot chocolate happy hour, our amenities are sure to make this trip one to remember.

Check our availability and book today! We look forward to having you.