Nothing says summer like lounging around and taking shots under the July sun. The Oregon Distillers Festival offers a chance to soak in the summer air while sampling over 100 handcrafted spirits from 20 Oregon Distiller's Guild members.
Tickets to the festival, which run $30.00 a person, include 14 tasting tokens. Located at the Mcmenamins Edgefield Distillery in Troutdale, the festival includes a silent action, with proceeds benefitting the Oregon Distillers Guild. For those who can't stomach straight liquor, don't fret! The festival will also have fresh summer cocktails mixed by the participating distilleries. Black Rabbit's Executive Chef Kenny Giambalvo will be cooking up booze-friendly snacks.
The spirits sampled include new pours from Mcmenamins Edgefield and Cornelius Pass Roadway Distilleries, Big Bottom Whiskey, and Bull Run Distillery. Other highlights include Cannon Beach Distillery's award-winning rums and Wild Roots raspberry and Marion berry-flavored vodkas, each packing over a pound of fruit per bottle.
Mcmenamins is also offering a couple's overnight package for $260 that includes tickets to the Oregon Distillers Festival, lodging, dinner at Black Rabbit after the festival, and breakfast the following morning. The entire event is 21 and up.
Get your tickets at 503-669-8610 or their website.