Portland's Newest Craft Distillery: Freeland Spirits

Their distillery and tasting room isn't even operational yet but Freeland Spirits is already kicking butt.

They're the new kids on the block, jumping into Portland's growing craft distilling scene with their delicious gin, which they are producing at another local distillery while their space is under construction.

Freeland Spirits is a bit of a unicorn in the distilling world, as they are completely women owned and operated. I recently connected with Jill Kuehler (founder) and Molly Troupe (distiller) and got a little tour of what will soon be their distillery in mid-2018.  Despite being super busy with construction, liquor store tastings and cranking out more gin, they agreed to answer a few questions...

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Interview: Tom from New Deal Distillery

Several of my favorite spirits and liqueurs come from New Deal Distillery. It's also one of the very first distilleries that started Portland's Distillery Row in the early 2000's. I was invited to visit a few months back and received a tour and tasting from Lance, the operations manager at New Deal. It's definitely a special place and they have some really exciting new products coming out in the next few months.

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3 Books Every Home Bartender Needs on Their Shelf

There are some really helpful resources out there for the home cocktail enthusiast and professional bartender alike– and hopefully this site is one of them! However, it just so happens that some of my favorites are in printed form. Maybe it's been a while since you bought a non-kindle-edition piece of reading material. I assure you that these publications are well worth it, especially if you want to up your home bar game!

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