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Deco Silver Rum

June 23, 2011 by  
Filed under Bottle Reviews

The nose has some light, but noticeable alcohol, with a touch of molasses, and hints of raspberry. The scent is somewhat jammy, with hints of mango.

Deco Coffee Rum

April 9, 2011 by  
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If there’s anything Portlanders love, along with beer and spirits, it’s coffee. Capitalizing on that love affair, Deco have taken their Silver Rum and flavored it with coffee from local favorite Stumptown Coffee Roasters. The result is an interesting spirit with more presence than most flavored spirits, but with far less sweetness than most flavored liqueurs.

Portland’s Drinkable Day Camp

April 6, 2011 by  
Filed under Spirits Events

Imagine a day camp for adults that is filled with spirits tastings, cocktail classes and other cocktail geekery. Welcome to Cocktail Camp PDX, Portland’s most drinkable day camp.

A TOAST to Oregon Spirits

April 4, 2011 by  
Filed under Spirits Events

Portland is hosting the annual American Distilling Institute conference this week, topped off with a fun public tasting in support of the Oregon Distillers Guild on Friday, from 4-9pm at the Tiffany Center.

Slab Town Limited

November 5, 2010 by  
Filed under Recipes

This cocktail is a variant of the Red Hook, and rather than Slab Hook or Red Slab, which first occurred to me as names, Ms. Boozenik smartly chimed in that since this was a limited release, and also hits like a train (since it’s slightly higher in whiskey than a Red Hook would be) we should name it as if one. Hence, the Slab Town Limited.

Slab Town Whiskey

November 5, 2010 by  
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House Spirits has unveiled their Slab Town Whiskey, after 4 years of maturation. It’s a light straw-color and soft in the mouth, especially for such a young whiskey.

Great American Distillers Festival

October 20, 2010 by  
Filed under Spirits Events

The Great American Distillers Festival features more than 35 craft distilleries from across the nation who gather in Portland, Oregon, each year.

Small’s Gin

October 19, 2010 by  
Filed under Bottle Reviews

Small’s Gin imparts sweet scents of juniper, cardamom, orange and lemon peels with a slight alcohol burn. There’s also a hint of mineral character to the nose, which seems a bit unusual.


October 9, 2010 by  
Filed under Bottle Reviews

Imbue is a Oregon-produced small batch vermouth. It has a semi-sweet nose, with hints of sour apple and tarragon adding to the sweet-and-sour scent.

The Oregroni

September 24, 2010 by  
Filed under Featured, Recipes

We’re fortunate in Portland to be able to eat a very diverse and enjoyable 100-mile diet. That started me thinking about 100-mile cocktails, too. Now that we have numerous gins, an Italian-style amaro, and vermouth produced in the Portland Metro Area, here’s my 100-mile take on the classic Negroni, which despite likely, and deserved groaning, I will call the Oregroni, because all of the finished ingredients are produced in Oregon.

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