Whiskey Tour of Oregon’s Tualatin Valley
Beyond the vines, barley and hops, Tualatin Valley is also the answer to the question of where to have a cozy nip of whiskey. Don’t miss the whiskey distilleries and whiskey-dedicated bars that make Tualatin Valley worth the trip for a tasty bourbon, rye or blended sip.
Whiskey Tasting Rooms
Always proofed at 91, Big Bottom Distilling proves that whiskey making is an art. The distillery’s bourbons are often finished in French oak barrels with notes from cabernet, zinfandel and port casks.
Tigard’s Rose City Distilling is the veteran distiller of the bunch, as it’s been making craft spirits for more than a decade. The tasting room offers a variety of whiskeys, including the popular Snake River Stampede Small Batch, a blend of aged Canadian whiskey finished in sherry barrels for six months.
Bootleggers Whiskey Bar
Tucked into quaint old town Beaverton is a bar that looks like a blast from the past. Bootleggers Whiskey Bar models itself after the drinking holes of the prohibition era. The dark interior is perfect for a happy hour on a gray day. As you may have guessed, the extensive whiskey offerings are perfect for a slow sip or mixed into an old-timey cocktail recipe.
Westgate Bourbon Bar and Taphouse
The pub and taphouse has hundreds of spirits to chose from. With drink in hand, explore Westgate’s game room, which is complete with three custom-made pool tables made from reclaimed wood. When you’re hungry, the made-from-scratch upscale pub food will be sure to satisfy.