About Us


About Us

Born out of a passion for local food and the love of a good drink, the idea of Skip Rock Distillers was launched. We use locally farmed ingredients from farmers we know and trust. Our unique vodka is rich in flavor and texture due to the quality Skagit Valley Yukon Gold potatoes that go into each bottle.

We are just a stone’s skip away from the Snohomish River and are located where the MacDonald Distillery used to be. In 2012, we had an opportunity to buy the downtown Snohomish distillery and moved our business into this new location. The founders of Skip Rock Distillers, Ryan and Julie Hembree, helped Glen MacDonald start his business and develop his recipes. With Glen being a good friend of the Hembree’s, Skip Rock Distillers is still producing and selling the MacDonald product line in addition to Skip Rock Distillers products.



Ryan and Julie Hembree are the driving force behind Skip Rock Distillers and the ones you’ll see behind the tasting bar, grinding potatoes or at a local tasting event. Combining their love for food and drink they hand-craft each spirit to be enjoyed with friends and family.