Distiller’s Workshop Series

The New Deal Distiller’s Workshop Series is our small-batch, limited release line of spirits, including brandies, rums, white dogs, moonshines, and other specialty craft spirits. The Distiller’s Workshop line is available via the New Deal Bottle Shop at our distillery in Portland's Central Eastside, or for local delivery in Portland as we craft them throughout the year.

CURRENT WORKSHOP OFFERINGS

8 Year Single Malt Whiskey

43% ALCOHOL BY VOLUME // 375ML

This single malt begins with salted butterscotch, cedar, and sweet tobacco on the nose. You’ll love the crystalized ginger, cinnamon, and cereal grain notes that lead up to a long vanilla bean finish.

  • Double-pot distilled from Occidental Brewing 2-row malted barley wash
  • Aged 8+ years in charred American Oak barrels

Rye Whiskey

43% ALCOHOL BY VOLUME // 375ML

This six-year Rye begins with cinnamon, brown sugar, and grassy, earthy aromas. There’s plenty of charred wood and campfire notes with excellent spice and a dry finish. One sip and you’ll want to mix up a Sazerac.

  • Double pot-distilled
  • Mash bill is 70% rye, 18% unmalted barley, 12% malted barley
  • Aged 6 years in 25 gal #4 char new American Oak barrels

Bootstrap Whiskey

43% ALCOHOL BY VOLUME // 375ML

Begins with resinous vanilla, sweet tobacco, dried fall leaves, and cordial cherries coated in chocolate. You’ll love the earthy flavors, notes of orange oil, and long, spiced finish— think star anise, cinnamon, and licorice.

  • Experimental blend of high-malt barley wash
  • Double pot-distilled
  • Aged over 5.5 years in 30 gal new American Oak barrels

Bierschnapps

43% ALCOHOL BY VOLUME // 375ML

This one-of-a-kind spirit begins with aromas of honey suckle, chamomile, and coconut-caramel with a savory, woody body. Notes of elderflower and toasted grain meet fresh spring spruce and salty driftwood. Malty herbal finish with a bit of nice, lingering spice.

  • Spirit double-pot distilled from Fort George Brewery Belgian IPA wash
  • Aged over 4.5 years in second-fill Rye Whiskey barrels

Brandy

40% ALCOHOL BY VOLUME // 750ML

This brandy begins with warm vanilla and candy store aromas followed by tobacco and toasty campfire wood. You’ll love the mellow fruit, cedar, and clove notes. Long finish with hints pecans and bread pudding. 
 
  • Distilled in-house from Willamette Valley red wines
  • Pot-distilled on a Christian Carl Brandy Still
  • A blend of brandies aged 5 – 7 years in both new French & American Oak barrels
New Deal Spiced Rum

Spiced Rum

45% ALCOHOL BY VOLUME // 375ML

Begins with warm vanilla and nutmeg on the nose that gives way to cinnamon, clove, allspice, black pepper, and orange. Exceptionally smooth and full of aromatics, this spiced rum shines in spirit-forward cocktails. And yes, it makes an amazing hot buttered rum.

  • Open-air, house-fermented from sugar cane wash
  • Double pot-distilled & aged 2+ years in American Oak barrels
  • Infused with a combination of classic & experimental spices
New Deal Distiller's Cut Rum

Distiller’s Cut Rum

43% ALCOHOL BY VOLUME // 750ML

Crafted in the French Agricole style, this small-batch rum is distilled in our copper pot still from a sugar cane fermentation to capture a butterscotch aroma with lime blossom overtones, and the taste of caramel and buttercream with hints of green banana. Perfect for a caipirinha, mojito, or classic daiquiri.

  • Sugar cane wash
  • Slow fermentation
  • Pot distilled twice, Distiller’s Cut
  • Unfiltered and unaged
  • Captures caramel and butterscotch notes of sugar cane

UPCOMING WORKSHOP RELEASES

New Deal Nocino Liqueur

30% ALCOHOL BY VOLUME // 375ML

Release Date: Fall 2022

  • Infused in house-distilled grain neutral spirits
  • Organic citrus & baking spices add complexity
  • Sweetened with organic evaporated cane juice

New Deal Nocino Liqueur

30% ALCOHOL BY VOLUME // 375ML

Italian green walnut liqueur made from in-house infusion of black and English walnuts foraged throughout the Portland area in Summer 2020 & 2021. Clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, and other spices are added to round out the infusion. The result is a delicious after-dinner sipper that can be enjoyed neat or on the rocks with a citrus twist.

  • Infused in house-distilled grain neutral spirits
  • Organic citrus & baking spices add complexity
  • Sweetened with organic evaporated cane juice

New Deal Nocino Liqueur

30% ALCOHOL BY VOLUME // 375ML

Italian green walnut liqueur made from in-house infusion of black and English walnuts foraged throughout the Portland area in Summer 2020 & 2021. Clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, and other spices are added to round out the infusion. The result is a delicious after-dinner sipper that can be enjoyed neat or on the rocks with a citrus twist.

  • Infused in house-distilled grain neutral spirits
  • Organic citrus & baking spices add complexity
  • Sweetened with organic evaporated cane juice
New Deal Distillers Workshop Series

New Deal Rye Whiskey

42% ALCOHOL BY VOLUME // 375ML

This single barrel Rye whiskey is earthy and mellow with notes of leather, tobacco, cherry, and hay. The dry, rye spice and vegetal flavors make it easy to sip and savor either on its own or in a Sazarac or old fashioned. Enjoy this limited release while available — only fifty cases were bottled from the barrel.

  • Rye, unmalted & malted barley mash
  • Mashed, fermented, distilled & aged in-house
  • Double pot-distilled
  • Aged 4.4 years in new American Oak barrels

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