At Captive Spirits, we are a hard working, modest bunch who are not afraid to have a good time. We are here to make booze & make it well & that's what you'll see us doing. With distilling in our blood, & the restaurant industry under our belts, we are proud create spirits that fully embody what we see as superb & distinctive to. Stop by the distillery & say hello or track us down at one of the numerous events
we participate in. We love meeting Big Gin drinkers!
BEN CAPDEVIELLE Coming in as the king pin at Captive Spirits as a third generation distiller, with 10-years experience behind the bar at some of Seattle's most successful establishment, Ben Capdevielle has a sense of taste only his father could rival. He is a morel hound in the spring & screams "fish-on" all summer. He is the head hard-headed-distiller and the brawn behind Captive Spirit Distilling.
TODD LEABMAN Todd Leabman (aka "The World's Friend") is the next Warren Buffett, only minus all the money, and a whole lot better looking. He's measurably cool, smarter than your honor student, and born with a business savvy most of us couldn't hope to gain in a lifetime. Todd is the brains behind the business end of our booze, and the world agrees with us that he's a seriously good guy.
HOLLY ROBINSON Holly Robinson is the marketing and events director behind Captive Spirits, expected to articulate the Captive Spirits brand image. The team leans on her for brand development, community outreach, marketing, events and the occasional tiebreaker. When she's not hocking booze, you can usually find her in the garden or kitchen, cooking, baking and concocting shrubs and tonics fit to pour with Big Gin.
ERICA GOODKIND Erica Goodkind never imagined the four summers she spent working on ﬁre-lookout towers was priming her to be the one responsible for keeping our booze from spontaneously combusting. But this super power of pyro-awareness, combined with a degree in Nutrition and food sciences from Bastyr University, years working in hospital setting, and a healthy love for the drink, led her to become the Captive Spirits Quality Assurance and Compliance Ofﬁcer Lady..
STELLA RYE Stella Rye is the brainchild of Ben and Holly, and Todd and Erica are her Jewish godparents. Stella is named after her artistic and amazing Great Great Grandmother, and has a bright distilling future ahead of her. When she's not scavenging for tiny objects, she is entertaining the local booze associations with her silly antics.