Drinks for a rainy day

Carl & Camille Lewis from Ladyhill Winery in St. Paul stopped in the other day and were telling me about an elaborate drink he was making with our rye.  It's named "Carl's GBD".

Sounded delicious and I post it here (with his permission) for you to consider or for inspiration.

In my case, while looking at the Suze Liqueur on the shelf, I spied a bottle of Averna which I had been wanting to buy for some time.  So I built a cocktail around Averna, a twist on the classic Boulevardier, to enjoy last night.

Carl's GBD (Golden, brown, & delicious)

2oz Stone Barn rye
1/4oz Stone Barn Nocino
1/4oz Suze ( a French aperitif made from gentian root)
1/4oz Zirbenz (an Austrian "Stone Pine liqueur of the Alps")
1/4oz Becherovka (from Czech Republic, an herbal digestive that makes one think of a wintery holiday)

Stir ingredients in a mixing glass with ice and pour into a cocktail glass. (The one pictured is garnished with the Lewis' home-made dehydrated blood orange disc)

Rainy Boulevard

1 shot Rye
3/4 shot Averna amaro siciliano
3/4 shot Cocchi Vermouth di Torino

I put it in a glass with 2 ice cubes and swirl it as I walk around the kitchen thinking about what to make for dinner.

Stone Barn Offers Rye Distilling Workshop Sunday, March 20, 2016

This spring class will allow whiskey-enthusiasts to participate first hand in the making of a small batch of rye whiskey over the course of a Sunday in a small craft distillery in the heart of SE Portland.  We plan on addressing the basics of making whiskey from scratch- 

Join distiller Andy Garrison and Stuart Ramsey of  Ramsay’s Dram, Academy of Whisky. as they demonstrate the fine art of rye whiskey-making.

The Workshop will be held Sunday March 20 9:30-4.

The class includes lunch. There will be educational tastings throughout the day of spirits in the works and finished whiskies to demonstrate a process or illustrate a point. 

For more information click here.

Brewstillery February 27, 12-8 at Stormbreaker, 832 N. Beech in Portland!!

Stone Barn's Andy Garrison is teaming up with the Commons for this Brewery/Distillery festival. Our Nocino will be paired with the Commons' Pumpernickel Rye Saison. Both are tradition-inspired drinks (Italian Nocino and Scandinavian Kvass) and share a backbone of rye.  The richness of our Nocino is a great match with the tartness of the Common's farmhouse yeast, and the spice profiles of each beverage marry together beautifully. We hope you will join us for this palette-pleasing event and try many of the combinations.  Just make sure to sample the Commons/Stone Barn duo "Nuts and Spices"!

Stone Barn Joins this Year's Southeast Portland Art Walk!

We hope you'll stop by Adrienne Stacey's pottery studio as you are doing the Southeast Art Walk, on 3434 SE Brooklyn Ave. At her place you can taste Stone Barn's Quince Liqueur, Nocino, and Straight Rye Whiskey while you mingle with some fantastic ceramics.