Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Oregon Distillers, Part Two

As mentioned before, I was going through a list of Distillers, in general from Oregon. Well, one name was not a Distiller, but a LIST of distillers. The Oregon Distillery Trail yielded a BUNCH of distilleries and I sifted through them to find those who offered a Rum -- to you, the perpetually thirsty....
Last week I released Part One, today we venture into Part Two....

Let's look first at - Indio Spirits.

A little about the company -- then we look at their Rum!

Indio Spirits

"Indio Spirits is a spirits distillery located Portland, Oregon right behind Bridgeport Village. Our products are of superb quality and provide the best possible value to our customers at affordable prices."

If you visit their website (We ALWAYS encourage this and -- please leave them a not saying you found them through Rick The Rum Runner) you will find this and additional information including an interesting timeline of the Distillery and Company....

Indio Spirit Rum

In 1499 the Spaniards brought the Valencia Orange to the Isle of Curacao. In these arid growing conditions, the fruit became small with a hard, bitter rind. Eventually the orange received its own botanical name: “Citrus Aurantium Currassuviensis," meaning “Golden Orange of Curaçao." Locals soon discovered that infusing the Curacao rind in high proof rum made for a delicious aperitif. The Original Rum Curacao was born!

Using the finest tropically sourced pure cane sugar based platinum Rum. Solera style aging techniques. Blended with 2, 4, and 8 year old  rums in new and used American Oak barrels. Sweet/spicy, warm nose; hints of vanilla, toasted sugar, and caramel on the palate.

Finger limes are the essential ingredient of our Red Island Rum. Not just any lime – The lime is grown only in Australia, and it has its own unique taste and texture. We think it's the perfect fit for our rum.


Exotic and Fiery, the sweet spice of our Australian cinnamon bark gives our Spiced Black Rum the kick that separates it apart from the rest.

So their line up is quite impressive and we would love to go through it all -- Rum by rum...


That brings us to: Rogue Distillery (Newport Oregon)
They have a combo Distillery Roadhouse business and carry rum. Here is more about them from their website:

Part of their Pub, Brewery and Distillery Creed says a lot:

"Rogue is a small revolution, which expresses itself through handcrafted Ales, Porters, Stouts, Lagers and Spirits, and this is the way we conduct our business. The spirit of the Rogue brand, even the name, suggests doing things differently, a desire and a willingness to change the status quo. A Rogue Ale, Porter, Stout, Lager or Spirit is crafted to give it unique character, innovative in its makeup and brewing, a process that has not compromised quality. We believe if a Rogue Ale, Porter, Stout, Lager or Spirit cannot be all of these things, it should not be made at all.

"We do what we do to become a meaningful industry leader through the products we create and by building an organization that is successful without being big, bureaucratic, or common. To be a leader doesn’t mean you have to be the biggest. The best leaders lead by example and by doing things the right way, even if it means going against the grain. Rogue will stand up to the big guy trying to bully his way into whatever business or territory he wants. Rogue will be David, only this David doesn’t really care if the stone hits the giant or not. Just the idea of throwing the stone is exciting. We make products for the connoisseur, the entrepreneur, and the revolutionist.
"Over time Rogue has developed principles to guide what it considers to be a revolution in fermentation. The principles start with six statements known as Rogue’s “Fundamental Agreement.”"

Their Rums are:

Hazelnut Spice Rum
Hazelnut Spice Rum is handcrafted using 100% Cane Sugar and fresh toasted Hazelnuts, grown by Kirk Family Filberts - a family-run orchard located adjacent to the Rogue Farm in Oregon's Wigrich Appellation. After distilling, it is ocean-aged in Rogue Dead Guy Whiskey barrels.

Dark Rum
Dark Rum is handcrafted with 100% Cane Sugar in small-batch and aged in used Rogue Dead Guy Whiskey barrels.

That about does it for today -- hope to see you back here for Part Three!!

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