New Deal at Your Local Farmers Market – February 2021

Portland Winter Farmer's Market

February 2021 Join us at one (or two) of your local farmers markets this season! We’ll be slinging your favorite New Deal classics as well as small-batch spirits and house-made mixers usually found only at the distillery. Come say “hi” and see what’s new! Saturday, February 6th – PSU Farmers Market from 9am – 2pm […]

New Deal Ginger Liqueur Takes Home Double-Gold Award

New Deal Ginger Liqueur Double Gold Award

Sunset Magazine has announced the winners of the 2020 Sunset International Spirits Competition, and we are pleased to share that our New Deal Ginger Liqueur has taken home the Double Gold Award in the Herbal/Botanicals Liqueurs category. The esteemed judging panel, representing large volume buyers, influential media, successful distillers, and other professionals from the spirits category, […]

Coffee Liqueur Awarded Platinum Medal – Best in Class

Sip Magazine awarded New Deal Coffee Liqueur the Best in Class Platinum medal for Liqueurs in their 2020 Best of the Northwest competition. “This is the coffee flavor you look for in the first sip of a true coffee liqueur. A rich perfectly balanced coffee roast meets New Deal liquor, agave and cane sugar to manifest  […]

New Deal Releases a Series of 5-Year Malt Whiskeys

New Deal Small Batch Malt Whiskeys

This fall, Portland, Oregon’s New Deal Distillery will release a series of 5-year malt whiskeys, debuting a new offering in September, October, and November. Each small batch selection explores a different combination of traditional and experimental grains, giving each whiskey in the trio a unique profile. For those who are interested in discussing all three, a virtual […]

A Class Act – New Deal Teaches Some of the Tricks of the Trade

Craft Spirits Magazine April 2020

In the April issue of Craft Spirits Magazine, Jeff Cioletti wrote “New Deal has always been about knowledge sharing, as it runs one class that teaches enthusiasts (and those new to the spirits industry) the fundamentals of distilling, and another that explores how to mix the end products.” Read full article  

Meet Your Maker – Tom Burkleaux Interview Goes to 11

Brandy Crowe writes in Eleven Magazine that “Portland’s ‘maker’ scene goes well beyond what sits on your walls, shelves, and limbs. The city’s vast drinking culture has a part to lay as well. After all, you can have a craft cocktail without the craft, right?” Read the interview with New Deal Founder, Tom Burkleaux

Portland Distilleries to Make Much-Needed Hand Sanitizer

New Deal Hand Sanitizer Production

In the March 27th issue of the Oregonian. Andre Meunier wrote, “Distilleries in Portland and throughout Oregon have been essentially shut down by effects of the coronavirus, but many are turning to a counterintuitive but much-needed product that falls squarely within their ability to produce: hand sanitizer.” He continues “Tom Burkleaux is the owner of […]

USA Today’s 10 Best – From Spirits to Sanitizer

New Deal Hand Sanitizer Production

In USA Today, Amber Gibson writes “These craft distillers are hospitality heroes, selflessly stepping up to the plate to help save our country from COVID-19 at a time when they are in imminent danger of going out of business. With the raw materials needed already on hand, they’re racing to make alcohol-based sanitizers for their […]

Cocktail Classes Return to New Deal Distillery this Spring

New Deal 2020 Cocktail Classes

Class will be back in session at New Deal Distillery in Portland, Oregon, this April for those wanting to learn how to stir and shake behind their home bar. The two-hour classes cover cocktail balance basics as well as the proper techniques and equipment for making the perfect cocktail. Once again, the distillery is teaming up with […]

2020 Hands-On Whiskey Making Classes Announced

New Deal Private Whiskey Making Classes

New Deal Distillery of Portland, Oregon, has released the schedule and online registration for the 2020 Hands-On Whiskey Making Classes. These popular classes are great for beginning distillers, spirit geeks, and whiskey aficionados alike. “Every aspect is covered: grain choice, enzyme and yeast usage, distillation technique, and how barrel-aging affects the final whiskey product,” said […]

Trend Insight From Portland in Elle à Table – Japan

Elle a Table Japan New Deal Portland

Beautiful photography by local photographer, Dina Avila was showcased in Elle à Table’s Trend Report front-section on Portland, Oregon. New Deal Distillery was featured in the article of this Japanese edition of the international magazine.  

Bar Basics – The Unsung Heroes Essential to the Home Bar

Sip Northwest June 2018

Karen Locke, the author of High Proof PDX, has written a great article in Sip Northwest magazine on The Unsung Heroes Essential to the Home Bar. Featured in the sidebar is our new pre-mixed cocktail, the Driftwood Manhattan. “Strain into a serving glass over a jumbo ice cube, and enjoy a balanced cocktail without the work.” Read […]

Grain-to-Glass Vodkas Prove to Be More Than Simply Neutral

imbibe magazine new deal vodka

In a feature in Imbibe magazine, reviewer Penelope Bass writes, “By selecting their own grain, mashing, fermenting and distilling on-site, many makers are proving that vodka can be impressively clean and complex enough to shine in cocktails or even sip solo.” She continues, stating that New Deal’s “flagship spirit, New Deal Vodka, still embodies a […]

A Great Pear Brandy Just in Time for New Year’s

The Willamette Week Food and Drink reviewer, Matthew Korfhage writes “…it’s almost the polar opposite of Clear Creek’s famously bright, crisp spirit. Fermented from a pulp of whole Bartlett pears from Oregon’s Pereday Orchards before undergoing pot distillation, New Deal’s new brandy is like the bass to Clear Creek’s tenor. The earthy brandy tastes beautifully […]

Sunset Magazine’s 10 Best Distilleries in the West

Sunset Magazine 10 best distilleries in the West

Sunset Magazine listed New Deal as one of the “10 Best Distilleries in the West!” The introduction reads “Belly up to our favorite tasting rooms, where renegade distillers are leading and reinventing the small-batch booze movement.” The author, Stephanie Granada later writes, “Dial into Portland, and you’ll find a concentrated group of fine booze purveyors in […]

8 Mom-and-Pop Distilleries You Should Know from

New Deal is pleased to be included in this great list of small-scale distilleries that could “hit the big time tomorrow.” writer, Lesley Jacobs Solmonson interviewed New Deal owner and founder, Tom Burkleaux who said, “Portland, Oregon, has such a strong craft/DIY culture that it’s hard not to be inspired and believe you can make world-class […]

New Deal Vodka is One of the Six Best New Vodkas of 2016


New Deal is happy to announce that our flagship spirit, New Deal Vodka was selected as one of Supercall’s (now Thrillist) 6 Best New Vodkas of 2016! While New Deal Vodka isn’t a new brand, it was reformulated this year as a complete grain-to-glass spirit for an exceptional taste and smooth finish. You can read the […]

Willamette Week’s Best of Portland Reader’s Poll 2016

New Deal is pleased as Planter’s Punch to be voted Best Distillery by the more than 27,000 voters in the Willamette Week annual Reader’s Poll – for the second year in a row! You can read about all of Portland’s favorite things as chosen by the people, as well as the editor’s selections each year in their Best of […]

Summer Gin & Tonic Spins From Sip Northwest

Sip Northwest

New Deal Gin No. 1 was featured in this great collection of Summer gin recipes. The Garden Gin and Tonic is made with our savory garden-style gin with fresh flowers, lime, and tonic. “With gardens in full bloom right now, it’s only natural this cocktail be served over edible flower-studded ice cubes.” Beautiful photos, too! Read more

New Deal Distillery Featured in New Book, The Spirit of Gin

The Spirit of Gin

New Deal was featured in the new book, The Spirit of Gin – A Stirring Miscellany of the New Gin Revival by Matt Teacher. From the New Deal entry: “These craft-distilled spirits are inspired by the DIY spirit of Portland, and the distillery ordered a custom-designed still that pulls oils, tannins, and heavier elements from […]

New Deal Gin No. 1 Earns a Silver Medal From “The Gin is In”

The Gin is In Silver medal

Detailed review of our Savory Garden-style Gin from the experts at The Gin is In – “This gin is perfect for gin-lovers who are looking for a good Martini Gin or a good sipping gin. The thick, herbaceous juniper and pine resin notes make this a unique, muscular gin which is certain to appeal to folks […]

New Deal Portland Dry Gin 33 Earns a Double-Gold Rating

Our New Deal Portland Dry Gin 33 received a Double-Gold rating from the experts at The Gin is In. Notes on the Flavor Profile “With an unflinching focus on juniper, New Deal Portland Dry Gin 33 uses copper trays for the berries in the distilling process. Furthermore, New Deal only uses Juniper Berries, heightening and tightening the focus […]