Portland Distillery Tour
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craft distillation revolution...
of innovative small distilleries
are making handcrafted, locally distilled spirits available for the first
time since prohibition. The heart of
this movement lies in an inconspicuous neighborhood of small warehouses and
light industrial buildings in the lower east-side Industrial District
of SE Portland, known as
Distillery Row. They make everything from vodkas and
gins, rums and whiskeys, to more specialized
spirits such as absinthe, aquavit, and flavored liqueurs.
limousine/party bus door to door service.
Concierge Service - We'll plan your route, pick
your distilleries (unless
you prefer to do this yourselves), give brief introductions/ histories at each
answer questions and generally make
sure everyone's havin' a great time. We'll also check out the
events before you go to
see if there's anything you shouldn't miss.
Let us know ahead of time if you have an interest in a
distillery facility tour or anything else customizing your package. See below for
distillery info. My Chauffeur recommends an early
day weekend ride on the My Chauffeur bus, as you are not likely to
imbibe lightly. We encourage you to
drink responsibly and order
a professional designated driver!
All participants must be at least 21 years old. You may view
our guide to
DISTILLERY ROW + OTHERS:
Each Distillery in the Row is open on
Weekends for drop-in spirits tastings
without appointment, with most also open to the public on weekdays. See the
listings about their behind the scenes
tours. Visit Distillery Row
and taste the new spirits of
Open hours should be checked and
verified. Portland's award-winning
distilleries, the ones usually on our itinerary include: (#s 1-8 are in The
Eastside Distilling (Formerly Deco) 2 LOCATIONS -
1512 SE 7TH
AVE. & 1805 SE MLK Blvd.;
Tasting Fee: $5
Distillery Tours: N/A
Portland Potato Vodka, Burnside Bourbon, Cherry
Bomb & Marionberry Whiskey and several Below Beck Rums -- including a coffee-infused and a
ginger-infused variety -- highlight Eastside's offerings.
65 SE Washington St.
Open Daily Noon-6:00pm
Fee: $10 for 6 spirits
Tours run daily at 3 PM. An
additional tour runs at 1 PM on Saturdays only. The cost of a tour is $20
per head, which includes a full tasting of our award-winning spirits. Please
email firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to have more than five people in
your group for the tour.
House Spirits Distillery got its start in
Corvallis, Oregon, in 2004, then moved to Portland in 2005. American
Aviation Gin kicked things off, soon followed by Korgstad
Aquavit. Other limited-edition small batch spirits soon joined alongside,
including whiskeys, rums, coffee liqueur and Oregon raki. Westward Oregon
Straight Malt Whiskey is an original malt whiskey inspired by the Irish
tradition but crafted in a unique and distinctly American style.
900 SE Salmon Street
Tasting Fee: $5 and $1
for additional house line tastes or $2 for additional small-batch line
If you would
like your group of 6 or more to come in for a tasting, please call in
advance to schedule: 503-234-2513.
Group tours available by appointment.
New Deal uses organic and natural ingredients to
fashion the distillery's small batch New Deal Vodka, Coffee Liqueur, Ginger
Liqueur, Hot Monkey Vodka infused with five Southwestern peppers, Mud Puddle
Vodka infused with roasted chocolate nibs, Farmer's Grappa, and several rums, gins
3315 SE 19th, Suite B
through Monday Noon-6:00pm
days or special arrangements: call
503-341-2227 for an appointment.
Tasting Fee: $5 for 5 tastes.
After three years of waiting, a barrel of apple brandy
is finally ready... Brandies and
liqueurs from regional fruits are the specialty of Stone Barn Brandyworks,
which is located just over a mile south of the other members of Distillery
Row. The Northwest Cherry Brandy, Bartlett Pear Brandy, Quince Liqueur or
Biggs Junction Apricot Liqueur would make phenomenal gifts with a local
connection -- as would Stone Barn's various ryes, whiskeys, the Eastside
Ouzo and the Pinot Noir Grappa. And when fruit
is not in season, they keep making whiskey.
- 833 SE Main Street, Suite 125
Thursday & Fridays 1pm-4pm;
Saturdays 12pm-5pm; Sundays 1pm–5pm
Tasting Fee: $5
Vinn Distillery is located
just outside of Portland in Wilsonville, but the tasting room is
conveniently located in town as part of Distillery Row. Rice-based spirits
are Vinn's claim to fame, including its Baiju Vodka, Mijiu Fire black rice
wine and Mijiu Ice brown rice wine.
- 1215 SE 8th
Street Suite H
Friday, Saturday and Sunday:
Noon - 5:00 pm. Weekdays by appointment.
Wild Roots Vodka
135 NE 6th Avenue
Thursday – Sunday
Noon – 5:00 pm
Tasting Fee: $
Thomas & Sons -
4211 SE Milwaukie Ave.
Wednesday - Friday 4pm to 7pm
Saturday - Sunday 12pm to 7pm
Thomas & Sons is the new
distilled spirits project from Townshend's Tea Company. Their offerings
include a family of tea liqueurs, Italian amari (bitter liqueurs), and
other botanical spirits, all distilled from a fermentation of tea and
sugar. Crafting everything in-house from scratch ingredients, they strive
to offer inventive additions to the worlds of both tea and craft spirits.
Clear Creek Distillery
- 2389 NW
Wilson Street, Portland
Tasting Fee: $5 for 5 tastes
Tours: We offer two distillery tour times on Saturdays only. Tours
begin promptly at 2:00pm and 4:00pm. Please contact us for tastings or
tours outside of our regularly scheduled hours or for groups of 6 or more.
Stills abound at Clear Creek.
Creek Distillery, founded in 1985, is one of the innovators in the
Portland craft distillery scene. The company's varied offerings are
crafted from local fruits, including grappa, eau de vie, liqueurs and well
regarded brandies -- including pear brandy, with a fully grown fruit
inside each bottle. The New Your Times Magazine said that many
experts believe Clear Creek's brandies to be among the best fruit brandies
ever made in the U.S. Clear Creek also crafts McCarthy's Oregon Single
Malt Whiskey. Using Bartlett pears grown just an hour away in Hood River,
the Pear Brandy is made in the tradition France's classic Eau de Vie de Poire Williams.
Rogue Distillery & Public House
- 1339 Northwest Flanders Street
and 11am-1am Fri-Sat. Distillery tours are Mon-Fri at 5pm, or by
Rogue added spirits to its extensive
beer offerings back in 2003. Now there's a dark rum, Dead Guy Whiskey,
hazelnut spice rum that brings Oregon's famous filberts to the booze
world, spruce gin that has a bit of a forestry flavor and a white rum. The
Rogue Public House serves Rogue spirits as well as 38 beers on tap and
McMenamins Distillery @ Edgefield - 2126
S.W. Halsey St.,
Distillery Tours Monday–Friday at
2 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday at 2 p.m. & 4 p.m.
McMenamin's Edgefield Distillery opened in Troutdale, about
15 miles east of
Portland, in 1998, and the Cornelius Pass Roadhouse, located in Hillsboro,
just added spirit making to its location in 2012. Although McMenamin's is
best known for its funky and very cool rehabbed venues -- from chapels to
old schools -- they've consistently gotten nods for their beer brewing along
the way. Now the
local chain can add whiskeys, gins and brandies to the menu -- all made in
Bull Run Distillery
- 2259 N.W. Quimby
HOURS: Thursday's from 1PM to 5PM - and Friday's and Saturday's from 1PM to 7PM).
Tours on request.
Tasting Fee: $5
Named for Portland's delicious water
that runs from the Bull Run watershed, Bull Run Distilling regularly
produces small batch rum, vodka and whiskey, and also creates other special
edition libations under the Temperance label -- Temperance Bourbon is
Highland Stillhouse -
201 S 2nd St., Oregon
11 am-midnight Tuesday-Saturday, 11 am-10 pm Sunday.
Oregon City locale keeps the iconic Highland Stillhouse well off the radar
of most Portland locals. Too bad. The Stillhouse has, quite simply, the most
extensive Scotch selection that you are likely to experience anywhere,
including most places in Scotland. We recommend an early day weekend ride on
the My Chauffeur* bus, as you are not likely to imbibe lightly. Order
some Scotch you've never heard of, and while some blowhard at the other
table explains that Scotch is all about the water, you will be looking out
at the fine waters of the Willamette from the patio. The voluminous beer
list has plenty of rare imports from the British isles, but seriously: Stick
to the Islay. There are 54 bottles of it to try before you even make it to the
Lowlands or the Speyside. MATTHEW KORFHAGE WW
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Hours: Hours vary
by distillery. Distillery facility tours may be available, see above. Maximum 22/23 persons. For more than 22/23
persons, custom rates apply (please inquire).
Pricing as low as $5.14/hour
Pickup location charges may apply.
You may choose your own distilleries,
or you may leave that up to us. As well, let us know ahead of time
if you have an interest in a distillery facility tour or anything else
customizing your package.
click on the links below to view
pricing & details*
Standard Limo Shuttle ('Recession
luxury limousine/party bus door to door service
SAVE UP TO 60%
OR MORE* with the hourly rate "Recession Tour'.
A favorite for
most groups, this is vehicle & driver, partial tour guide
(intro's to the distilleries). Tour concierge or lunch/dinner
concierge is not available.
are on your own (and responsible for all expenses, including drinks) inside
Pricing as low as $8/hour
'RECESSION TOUR' WITH THE FULL-SERVICE TOUR
See Monday-Thursday Special
Full-Service Tour option
(For groups of 9
luxury limousine/party bus door to door service
person charge - Usually more costly than the above option
Guide/Host accompanies your group arranging distillery
tours, orchestrating lunch or dinner menus & taking care of the beer/food tab** etc etc.
Planning/prep. - Arrange & coordinate your tour for the best possible
Tour (Process - Learn
about craft distilleries & understand the whole process)
COMPARE THE 'RECESSION
TOUR' WITH THE FULL-SERVICE TOUR
** Beer & Food are
additional cost to our price quotes.
Start between 9AM & 5PM - $55-$110/hour 1-14/15 people, what a deal!!! (4 hours
min. charge). Pricing as low as $6.40/hour
per person! Portland/Vancouver Metro
* 5 hour minimum applies Saturday's
9AM - 4:59PM April-November. Maximum 22/23 persons. For
more than 14/15 persons, the same discounted rates apply (please inquire).
Discount vehicle hourly rates
apply as well if you start at 5pm or earlier daily. Please inquire.
Chauffeur encourages you to drink responsibly and order a professional
Our service is either a full-service tour or limousine shuttle service
(designated driver only), your choice. All participants must be at
least 21 years old. You may view
our guide to
alcohol responsibly. Buy your Distillery
Row Passport ($30) at any distillery in distillery row or Distiller's
popular Distillery Row Passport has been expanded! The passport now
includes the three Northwest Portland distilleries known as the NW
Distiller's District (Clear Creek, Bull Run, Aria Gin) as
well as the now EIGHT distilleries of Distillery Row (New
Deal, House Spirits, Eastside Distilling, Vinn Distillery, Rolling River,
Stone Barn Brandyworks, Wild Roots Vodka, and the NEW Thomas
& Sons Distillery) for a total of ELEVEN distilleries!