New Owners, Same Commitment

Seattle-based Old Log Cabin Distillery is a nod to the independent spirit. Sparked by the alchemy that happens when three serial entrepreneurs put together a team of mad scientists, storytellers, food and beverage veterans, and designers who can’t resist a creative challenge. Add a high propensity for fun into the mix and a new venture is born. 

This high-octane bunch bring a wealth of consumer brand expertise to this venture along with an ethic of stewardship. They are keen on elevating the customer experience and share a serious commitment to product excellence. The portfolio of brands under this team’s stewardship trace their roots back before prohibition alongside newer creations inspired by a sense of purpose tied to place. All are homegrown American recipes distilled and delivered with a toast to the renegade in each of us.

In 2022, the Batch 206 founders entrusted their craft distillery to new owners with deep expertise in this space. After 10 years in operation, they felt it was an ideal time to make a transition.

The new owners have been involved and invested in the craft spirits community in the Pacific Northwest for a dozen years. They succeeded in keeping Daleen Steichen on board as Chief Operations Officer, which assures leadership continuity for the distillery team as well as trusting relationships with an intricate network of suppliers and customers. In addition, they retained Ben Capedevielle as Head Distiller, to foster product development, innovation and distribution. He is an award-winning, craft-spirits connoisseur who is highly respected and connected in the food and beverage community locally.

The Old Log Cabin team shares the Batch 206 founders’ enthusiasm for the craft of handmade, small-batch spirits and commitment to growing this segment of the market locally. Practically speaking, Batch 206 operations continue at full strength, with a portfolio of gin, vodka, and agave products – all American made here in Seattle.

Team hideouts and hangouts

Ben Capdevielle

Head Distiller

In the thick of it, and always “game on” whether cruising in my boat with friends, fishing and swimming in the Puget Sound, snowboarding with my daughter or gardening with my mom.

John Fisk

President & Co-Owner

Sunset at my happy place can’t be beat. I love nothing better than time with my family and friends, hanging out along the water’s edge at Case Inlet, South Puget Sound, Washington.

Daleen Steichen

Chief Operations Officer

The Ballard Locks show off the best of Seattle. They capture the city’s ingenuity, the beauty of our environment with the fish ladder and wildlife – all nested in seven acres of exotic trees and plants.

Andy Heily


Pioneer Cabin in Sun Valley is a pretty cool place. It’s not easy to get there given the 9-mile roundtrip hike. Without a doubt, this spot offers the best views I’ve ever seen.

Mike Maher


Our family cabin for over 50 years is in Mossyrock, Washington. As the central address for joyful gatherings and traditions, it holds a lot of fun memories of time spent with my favorite people.