Remembering the Maine in Baltimore

While on a recent business trip to Baltimore, I had occasion to visit a great cocktail bar called the B & O American Brasserie.  Brendan Dorr is the master mixologist in the house.  One of the classics "Remember the Maine" was so tasty that I had it several days in a row.  Here a version that uses our booze:


  • 2 oz Hoppin Eights Whiskey
  • 3/4 oz Dolin sweet Vermouth
  • 2 tsp Cherry Herring
  • 1/2 tsp Stonebarn Ouzo (or absinth)


Combine in a mixing glass with ice and stir. Strain into a cold glass.  Garnish with a cherry or lemon peel.

If in Baltimore, visit the Visionary Arts Museum, where this singular wood carving is on display.
This is a great opportunity to stock up your liquor cabinet, do some early holiday shopping, and support local distillers and local businesses.  
You will be able to to sample and purchase bottled spirits from Stone Barn, as well as the other 6 distilleries who make up the Row: New Deal DistilleryHouse SpiritsEastside DistillingVinn DistilleryRolling River Spirits and Wild Roots Vodka–all in the Grand Ballroom at the Melody
Also on hand will be samples and goods for sale and sampling from several of Portland’s artisan businesses, including Alma Handmade ChocolatesCardamom Hills Trading CoAlesia Zorn Calligraphy and EngravingLovejoy BakersOlympic ProvisionsPortland Bitters ProjectMasala PopMarshall’s Haute SaucePortland CreamerySalt & Straw Ice Cream, Smashed! Boozy Jams & Jellies, Pok Pok Som Drinking VinegarsNW CigarsSage & Sea FarmsMarigold Coffee, Unique Gardens, and MeeMees Goodies.

Admission is free. No registration required. Drop-ins welcome. However, if your register on Eventbrite you'll be entered into raffle with chance to win two NEW 2015 Distillery Row Passports!
Eventbrite link:

We hope to see you at our event on Friday!  We'll be serving a complimentary Cranberry hot toddy featuring our Aged Whiskey barrel #10, and sampling our spirits. (and hopefully sending some home with you!)

Our new space, unit C, will be part of the festivities, and we'll be melting raclette.

Psychic Siamese Terror will be on site offering complimentary tarot card readings.

Our Green Warehouse neighbor, Marigold Coffee, the star of our Red Wing Roast Coffee Liqueur, will be offering coffee cuppings and debuting several new blends.

"Make it Good" will have a clothing selection on view and for sale.

And- another neighbor, Precision Craft,  will have two guest chocolatier on site!

For more info you may visit the Producers Portland website.