Stone Barn at Pottery Home Show this Friday, December 4, 6-9 pm at 3434 SE Brooklyn Street in Portland

We are honored to be part of this event.  Adrienne is our favorite Portland potter, and we own several of her pieces and appreciate their beauty and functionality every time we use them.

Stone Barn will offering tastings and bottle sales.  I will bring our newly bottled Nocino, (green walnut liqueur) our Star Crimson Pear Liqueur, and our barrel aged Straight Rye Whiskey.

I will bring fixings to gift wrap the bottles........

Thanksgiving 2015 Report

We are sending our Thanksgiving greetings to all our readers.  Its a crisp autumn day in Portland.   Family is assembling: daughter, niece, nephew, brother, sister (in-law), friends.  We will cook a 'sasquatched' turkey (spine removed and flattened in a roasting pan).

Chocolate Rye in 750 ml bottles
But first we plan a walk to the distillery to label Nocino, Whiskey, Quince Liqueur, and our pinot noir port which are being sold at the Black Friday event.

On Saturday I'll be pouring at Winter's Hill Estates in Dundee, Oregon from 11-5 PM. The Pinot Noir Ice Wine that was base for the 2 year old port was grown on the Winter's Hill estate, situated on a beautiful mountain in wine country.

While cleaning the table to make room for the turkey dinner, we found the following two drink recipes scratched on a dog-eared pad of paper.  I remember enjoying them and think I'll offer them tonight:

Pan American Clipper

2 oz Apple Brandy
1/2 oz Lemon
1/2 oz cherry cordial
bar spoon of ouzo

Tilly Jane

13/4 oz pear brandy
3/4 oz dolin blanc
1/2 oz cynar
1 tsp ginger liqueur
2 dashes Regan bitters

Our cheers go out to friends and family in Germany, New York, Vietnam, and Seattle whom we miss dearly.


New harvest quince liqueur is back in stock for the holiday season. Source of quince is Earl's Farm in Wilsonville, like last year, as well as quince gleaned from several trees in yards of friends.

Other new releases:  Rye, Tawny Duet (a Pinot Noir port) and Nocino is about a week out.

Star Crimson Pear Liqueur Ready!

We introduced this liqueur last year and now the 2015 batch is  available in our tasting room.  This spirit is a blend of several pear brandies we have mashed and distilled- primarily the fragrant bartlett, but with bits of comice and anjou brandies as well. Upon cooking, we elicit a light pink, thick and very sweet juice from this red skinned pear, which we blend with the distillate to result in this 40 proof liqueur.