Petal and Thorn Vermouth by Imbue

I picked up this 375ml bottle of vermouth at one of my favorite liquor stores and was immediately intrigued.  Imbue vermouth is already a local staple and this bottle seemed to be a small batch release.  Neil Kopplin of Imbue was kind enough to confirm that this is a barrel aged version of their normal […]

Glaser Butterscotch Liqueur

When your biggest competition are Dekuyper and Bols chances are pretty good that you’ve got a product worth looking at more than once.  It has been some time since my first visit to the Glaser tasting room and I’m still licking my lips over some of their offerings.  As a craft distillery it can be hard […]

Stone Barn Apricot Liqueur

Quite possibly one of the furthest flung points on the Portland Distillery Row, Stone Barn Brandyworks has a lot to offer.  Many of their products are seasonal, using fruit and grains from around the NW when they are at their freshest.  This can lead to a bit of a scarcity problem with some of their […]

Sorel by Jack from Brooklyn

I recently found the website Gear Patrol and they turned me on to a number of new liqueurs via this article.  One of the more interesting was Sorel by Jack from Brooklyn.  The only current product of this Brooklyn producer the Sorel liqueur is a 30 proof blend of hibiscus and spice in a neutral […]

Glaser Distilling

I was very pleased to run across a new addition to the Portland distillery scene.  While they don’t operate their actual stills in Portland it is the place to be for tasting rooms as many others have already proven.  Based out of a celebrated winery located near Roseburg they produce a number of very keen […]

Aval Pota

Mcmenamin’s operates two distilleries in the Portland area, one at Edgefield and another at Imbrie Hall.  Their products aren’t generally sold outside of their own operations but with dozens of small strip mall bars all over town it isn’t exactly hard to find their stuff if you want it. Recently I went shopping for presents […]

Camp 1805 Distillery

A customer recommended that I take a trip down the gorge to try out a new distillery in Hood River.  Camp 1805 is parked in a little industrial complex just a stone’s throw from the HRD plant right on the Columbia river.  Position wise you would not think that there would be much in the […]