Columbine Quillen, a Source Weekly contributor and bartender extraordinaire at The Blacksmith, alerted us to a booze-tastic sounding event this Friday. If you haven't heard, Bend has a brand new distillery, called Oregon Spirit Distillers, located on Butler Market Rd. This Friday, the Oregon Distillery launches their first creation, the Queen of Wheat vodka at The Blacksmith.
This locally distilled vodka will be available for tastings at the Blacksmith on Friday, and party favors and prizes will also be flowing freely. The usual dance party will be going down as well.
Oregon Spirit Distillers started selling the Queen of Wheat this week in local liquor stores, but we always say try before you buy! The company will also be concocting a Marionberry liqueur and Absinthe (though we're not sure on the wormwood count) this winter. For more on the local distillery, read Quillen's interview with the distiller himself, Brad Irwin, on her blog.