Cascade Alchemy Oregon Gin
“Cascade Alchemy Oregon Gin is as delicious and bright as Spring itself. We start with hand picked western Juniper berries and add a complementary blend of botanicals. Then finish with cucumber for a smooth and refreshing spirit.” For more information about the great local distillery check out their website: cascadealchemy.com
Big Bottom Small Batch Oregon Gin
“Until last year, Big Bottom Distilling – makers of the award-winning Big Bottom Whiskey – sourced its whiskey and rum from external distillers, blending and bottling the spirit in Hillsboro.
Since then, Big Bottom has taken a step forward in their production by distilling the new 91 proof (45% abv) gin, which retails at US$29.95.
Founder and owner, Ted Pappas and his new head distiller, Travis Schoney, said they aimed to capture the flavour of Oregon in their 100-gallon copper still by using a floral blend comprising 16 of the state’s natural botanicals.
“We are extremely excited to finally be able to distill our own line of spirits,” Schoney said. “It’s very much like a painter with a blank canvas – we have the capability to create extraordinary products with unique and amazing flavor profiles that will appeal to all palates.”
“We chose to distill gin as Big Bottom’s first distilled product because we thought it would allow us to create something uniquely Oregon. We carefully chose a series of botanicals that would offer a flavour profile that best represents the beautiful qualities of Oregon,” added Pappas.
The product is described as a slightly sweet gin with a rich, complex mouth feel and creamy body.” Head on over to thespiritsbusiness.com for more information and great articles on spirits.
Westland American Single Malt Whiskey
“Westland American Single Malt Whiskey is made from five exceptional roasted and kilned barley malts – the base of which is pale malt grown right in the state of Washington. Drawing inspiration from the rich craft brewing culture of the Pacific Northwest, several specialty malts (Munich Malt, Extra Special Malt, Pale Chocolate Malt and Brown Malt) are then added before the resulting mash is fermented with a Belgian brewer’s yeast for 144 hours. Then, the whiskey is distilled through Westland’s copper-pot stills and aged in new American Oak casks – half of which have a #3 char and the other half of which have a #4 char – for a minimum of 24 months.
Westland American Single Malt Whiskey has an aroma of cherries, almonds and graham crackers, which leads to a rich palate filled with vanilla, coconut and creme brulee. The whiskey finishes with more nutty chocolate, coffee, shortbread cookies and pine.” For more information on this whiskey click here and other great product reviews head on over to caskers.com.
Make sure you stop by and check out the new products! (All quotes in this blog have been taken directly from the new products bottle description/or website/or review websites, and do not necessarily reflect East Bend Liquors opinion of the products).