Release party for Cherry Adam Rye at North Light Sunday, January 11th from 7 to 9 pm!

Please join us at North Light   Sunday evening.  This Mississippi venue is hosting a party for the Cherry Adam! Complimentary and delicious small bites from their kitchen will be offered and samples of the whiskey will be poured. The bar will feature "Cherry on the Wing", a cocktail created by manager Emily Czarnecki, an intriguing blend of the Rye Adam, vermouth, coffee liqueur (our Red Wing) and orange bitters. Bottles of the Straight Rye will be available for purchase.

3746 North Mississippi, Portland, 97227.  There is no entrance fee, but please RSVP to Emily at

Pre North Light Event in- house 
Straight Rye Cherry Adam Release Party
Sunday, January 11th 3 pm- 6 pm
Complimentary whiskey flights

We are excited to release a special edition of our Straight Rye Whiskey this weekend!  The mash bill is 100% stone-ground rye from Bob's Red Mill.  After distillation the whiskey aged two years in toasted American oak barrels.  It was then finished for two months in a barrel that previously held Hair of the Dog's "Cherry Adam from the Wood", a dark and strong ale aged on local cherries.

To quote Stone Barn distiller Andy Garrison, "the deep cherry and dark chocolate from Adam are a good fit with the spicy, drier character of our rye."

Please join us on Sunday, January 11, from 3-6 pm to celebrate the introduction of this unique whiskey to palates other than our own.  We will be offering complimentary whiskey flights which will include our Hard Eight Unoaked Rye, Easy Eight Unoaked Oat, Straight 100% American Oat, and of course the Cherry Adam.

We will also have something tasty on hand for you to enjoy while you sample spirits.

As a sneak preview, the Cherry Rye will also be available at our tasting room on Saturday January 10 and at our table at the PSU Saturday Market January 10, for tasting and purchase.

Happy New Year!!!!

We are open til 3 today for some rhubarb or quince to spruce up that midnight champagne toast.

Nocino now available at our tasting room!

Nocino is the key ingredient in several wonderful seasonal cocktails. At Gruener, I had a meal that combined two of my favorite things 1: Duck and 2: Schnitzel.  So with my Duck Schnitzel, I enjoyed a delightful cocktail named Hangman's Nuesse.  A modified Manhattan in which the spirit mix is enhanced with a spot of Nocino.  

The recipe, courtesy of bartendress Jessica Braasch, is:

   1.5 oz Elijah Craig bourbon
   .75 oz Cocchi Americano
   .5 oz Nocino
   dash citron tincture

Stir, and serve on the rocks with a lemon twist. 

A similar drink was published in the May 2014 issue of Saveur magazine Here a link to the article:

This year's green walnuts came from a variety of sources- Reed College campus, Ogden Street, Tremont Evangelical Church (with permission), and Parrot Mountain.  They soaked in our rye whiskey with spices and aged brandy until we bottled the Nocino at the end of November.