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Mariah Butenschoen


This top shelf Bourbon Whisky is double pot-distilled using premium, Washington grown, high wheat mash. This smooth drinking spirit opens with caramel and subtle vanilla notes. Mellow toasted oak flavor and a warm finish make this the perfect bourbon for enjoying neat, over ice, or as a new variation in traditional cocktails.

Favorite Holiday Recipes

Favorite Holiday Cocktail Recipes

Apple Cider Sangria

Serves 4
3 (12-ounce) bottles hard apple cider
1 ½ cups fresh apple cider
1 cup ginger beer
½ cup Probably Shouldn’t Apple Brandy
1 apple, 1 pear and 1 orange sliced
handful of cinnamon sticks

Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher. Stir gently.

Serve immediately.

Hot Buttered Brandy

Stir together:
4-6 ounces hot, spiced apple cider
1 Tbsp Hot Buttered Rum batter
1 ½ ounce Probably Shouldn’t Apple Brandy

Spiked Cider

Stir together:
4-6 ounces hot, spiced apple cider
½ ounce Blueberry Pie Liqueur
1 ½ ounces Probably Shouldn’t Apple Brandy

Berry Mule

Serve over ice:
2 ounces Probably Shouldn’t Blueberry or Raspberry Brandy
squeeze of lime
4 ounces ginger beer
splash of pineapple juice

Blueberry Pie Mimosa

Top your favorite Champagne or sparkling wine with ½-1 ounce Probably Shouldn’t Blueberry Pie Liqueur. Garnish with whole blueberries or cranberries.


Pour 1 ounce of Probably Shouldn’t Blueberry Pie Liqueur in 12 ounces of Irish Death Strong Ale. It tastes like a gingersnap cookie. Not kidding.

Gin Old Fashioned

3 ounces Probably Shouldn’t Old Tom Gin
3 dashes Angostura or orange bitters
2 tsp. simple syrup
Generous Orange Twist

Pour the gin, bitters and simple syrup into a large glass filled with ice cubes. Stir well. Strain into rocks glass and add orange twist.

North Pole Nog

1 ½ oz Probably Shouldn’t Apple Brandy or Single Malt Whisky
3 oz small batch eggnog

Pour the brandy and eggnog into a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice cubes. Shake well, and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with grated nutmeg, and serve.

Probably Shouldn't Whisky

Single Malt Whisky

Double pot-distilled using 100% premium malted barley from Skagit County. Fermented and distilled from a proprietary blend of 100% malted barley sourced entirely from Skagit County, our American Single Malt Whisky can stand up to some of Scotland’s finest spirits. It provides a rich, rounded whisky with notes of oak, vanilla, stone-fruit and caramel.

Old Tom Gin

Like it’s predecessors, our Old Tom is pot-distilled with 10 botanicals and is smoothly botanical and flavorful with a hint of sweetness. The nose of our gin is like going to a flower shop.  The sweet spicy aromas of citrus, fruit, and wood might make you think the aroma of our gin is treat enough.  But the real treat is in the taste
Probably Shouldn't Apple Brandy

Apple Brandy

Our Washington apple brandy is aged in American Oak barrels for a smooth and subtle finish. The nose is like walking into a bakery with the sweet smell of rich glazes and vanilla.  When you taste our Apple Brandy the flavors of spice, wood, and vanilla blend with the fruit leaving your mouth savoring the best of a long tradition of Apple Brandy.

Raspberry Brandy

Our premium raspberry brandy is infused with a half-pound of sweet, ripe raspberries picked less than 10 miles from our farm. A surprising aroma, vivid color, and intense raspberry flavor. The nose of this spirit is intensely fruity, fresh, clean and the flavor is complex and rounded with a slight sweetness from both the brandy base spirit and the whole fruit.
Probably Shouldn't Blueberry Pie Liqueur

Blueberry Pie Liqueur

Our premium brandy is combined with organic blueberries, brown sugar, vanilla bean, and cinnamon sticks to make a unique liqueur perfect for sipping straight. We have captured that flavor and aroma in our Blueberry Pie Liqueur. Made from whole, organic blueberries sweetened with brown sugar, cinnamon stick, and vanilla beans, the aroma demands your attention as soon as you open the bottle.

Distillery now producing hand sanitizer

EVERSON — Despite the name, the folks at Probably Shouldn’t Distillery decided recently that they probably should use their distilling powers for something quite unique.

The distillery got the go-ahead from the federal government March 17 to begin producing hand sanitizer from the alcohol already on hand in the distillery. But the idea was born before the severity of the COVID-19 crisis was known.

Mariah Butenschoen co-owns Probably Shouldn’t with her husband, Shawn.

“I teach at Lynden High School,” Mariah said. “We were kind of joking about it at school, like ‘What if we cancel school?’ I said I should make hand sanitizer.”

Then, indeed, on March 13 school was canceled for six weeks, and Mariah told Shawn maybe they should produce hand sanitizer because it had become so hard to find and they have the ingredients readily available.

Read the full article here.

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