The Northwest offers myriad of drinking experiences and the world of spirits and distilling is no different. Here are five must-do distillery experiences to add to your spirited bucket list.
Portland Distillery Passport, Portland
There aren’t more distilleries clustered together geographically than in Portland’s Distillery Row and NW Distiller’s District, which are both included in the money-saving Distillery Row Passport. Tag advantage of the passport during the Row’s monthly Cocktail Crawl.
Cocktails at Odd Society Spirits, Vancouver, BC
Odd Society’s grasp on its spirits in cocktails — plus fancy glassware — are unparalleled in the distillery’s sleek-meets-unusual tasting room and lounge.
Whiskey Making Classes at New Deal Distillery, Portland
More than just a hands-on whiskey course, distiller and owner Tom Burkleaux unleashes a wealth of knowledge in this boozy five-hour class.
House Spirits Distillery at Portland International Airport, Portland
House Spirits opened the “world’s first-ever” distillery tasting room in an airport where you can taste samples, and drink flights of mini cocktails before hitting the sky.
GINiology at Scratch Distillery, Edmonds, WA
For gin lovers, Scratch Distillery’s GINiology classes are a next notch on the belt. Attendees create a personal botanical recipe taken home at the end of the class on top of cocktails and discussion.
This article ran in the fall 2017 issue of Sip Northwest magazine. For the full story and more like it, click here.