Stone Barn Brandyworks

The Still Arrives

A very momentous day, Friday, November 20. A huge truck full of distillery items, glass carboys, boxes of 375 mm, 750 mm bottles, limousin French oak barrels, and most importantly, the still. The unloading went...

More getting ready…..

Our plumber and his assistant, our electrician and his helpers, our landlord, (also the architect of the Green Warehouse and well versed in construction and carpentry), Sebastian, with his detailed knowledge of the floor plan...

Getting our Space Ready

We had an empty, newly painted space to populate according to detailed drawings of where each piece of equipment would go, which we had to submit to the various permitting and licensing agencies. (Of which...

Essential Ingredient: The Still

Sebastian attended a distillers' workshop in Chicago March 2009, organized by Kothe Distilling Technologies, a German-based manufacturer of artisan stills. When we decided to start our business, we wanted this type of pot still, which...

Stone Barn Brandyworks

Sebastian and I (Erika Degens) formed our business "Stone Barn Brandyworks" in August 2009. We had spent many an afternoon biking around southeast Portland, and inner northeast Portland, looking for a space which would work...

Stone Barn to participate in upcoming Distillery Row Craft Distillery Appreciation Classes!Portland’s Distillery Row is presenting a hands-on, tasting-oriented series of classes over a two day period in the winter of 2012. Participants will have...

Ouzo

How would the ancient Greeks have made their ouzo? Certainly not with lots of sugar. This spirit reinvents an ouzo from a pinot gris grappa that is redistilled with green Moroccan anise and...

Grappa

This year's grappa is made from a blend of pinot noir pomace from several vineyards in Oregon. We're aging the grappa in Limousin oak barrels. In 2010 we plan to produce vineyard-specific grappa.Grappa is wonderful...

Quince Resolution

3 oz gin (try Ransom's Old Tom or Aviation)2 oz Quince Liqueur3 shakes bittersPreparation:Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker or mixing glass filled with ice. Stir.Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.Garnish with a lemon...

Our Star Crimson Liqueur is now available in our tasting room as well....