Ben Capdevielle is the founder and distiller at Captive Spirits Distilling in Seattle,Washington. Ben has been distilling Captive’s flagship Big Gin and barreled expressions since 2010. Before opening the distillery, Ben was working in bars in the Seattle area for ten years. In 2014, Bourbon Barreled Big Gin won the glass trophy for Contemporary Gin from the International Wine and Spirits Competition in London. It was the first and only American gin to ever do so in the history of the competition and still remains so. Aside from distilling, Ben is an avid gardener, fisherman, home fermenter & snowboarder. Ben currently lives in Seattle with his daughter Stella Rye and his wife and co-founder of Captive Spirits Distilling, Holly Robinson.