The vibrant state of regionally-produced spirits will be on display this Saturday as McMenamins Edgefield hosts the second Oregon Distillers Festival. There will be over 100 different spirits to taste, with just about every type of drink that can be distilled on offer. Old favorites, such as House Spirits, New Deal, McMenamins, and Bull Run will be in attendance alongside smaller producers, newer releases, and some offbeat concoctions. Two that stand out: 4 Spirits, a distillery established to honor fallen comrades in Iraq, will be pouring its small-batch signature rum series, while Immortal Spirits will be showing off their 100 percent made-in-Oregon Early Whiskey, which is aged for just two months.

There’s plenty more to explore, with Rolling River’s aquavits, Spiritopia’s excellent ginger liqueur, and JVR’s Krupnik (a spiced honey liqueur). Chris Rattaro, chef at McMenamins Black Rabbit restaurant, will be providing snacks. Given the bucolic setting, the only downside is the event length of only three hours—not long without feeling rushed. Designated drivers are seriously recommended.

Edgefield, 2126 SW Halsey, Troutdale, Sat 18, 4-7 pm, $30 (including 14 tasting tokens), tickets available here

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