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Rum Balls
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From: Portland, OR
Posted: 2006-02-14 07:04 am   Permalink

Good story on the growing spirits industry in Oregon. I can vouch for the quality of many of the products mentioned!
http://www.oregonlive.com/search/index.ssf?/base/exclude/1139505906150720.xml?oregonian?fdes&coll=7

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woofmutt
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From: Seattilite Telstar
Posted: 2006-02-17 12:11 pm   Permalink

From that article:

"I tasted (Cascade Mountain Gin) chilled with a lemon twist, and if you're a fan of smooth, subtle gins, Cascade Mountain Gin is a great choice. "

I bought a bottle of this a while back and would not describe it as "subtle" or a "great choice".
Bendistellery has a big deal on the bottle about the mountain juniper berries used in making it and that's pretty much all you can taste. But it's not a strong juniper flavor in a good way...It has a definite element of cat urine to it. The only way I finished the bottle was to put a splash of the Cascade Mountain (Cat) Gin into a drink with the rest of the gin being a better balanced brand. Only with the help of higher powers and my own will was the bottle of Cascade Mountain (Cat) Gin eventually emptied.



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Rum Balls
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Posted: 2006-02-21 08:17 am   Permalink

Mmmmmmmmm...cat urine.

 
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Rum Balls
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Posted: 2006-02-23 06:37 am   Permalink

Another story on locally-produced spirits...this one from the big "alternative" newsweekly:
http://www.wweek.com/editorial/3216/7272/
Be sure to click on the sidebar, "The Price of the Pour," for a marionberry cocktail recipe.


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