Updated April 24, 2013
We still have some very nice apples coming in from Yakima, Washington. We have been making apple brandy for a couple of months but, because it is one of our most important products, we have more to make. These are Golden Delicious apples that we crush into apple mash, then ferment. Some of the apples we received earlier are fermenting now, and about to be distilled. The cycle continues with each truckload of apples that comes in. At the end of all the apple distillation this year, the spirit will go into barrels where it will slowly mature over several years.
Memorial Weekend Open House
Clear Creek Distillery will open its doors Saturday, May 25, for an open house. Only twice a year the production facility is open for visitors, so this is a special day at the distillery. Clear Creek products will be available to taste right next to the stills, and visitors are invited to check out the facility including the fermentation tanks, the stills, the barrel room, and the bottling area. Clear Creek staff, the people who actually make the brandies from scratch, will be available for tours and to answer questions. This is one of our favorite days of the year (because we get to show off) and we hope you will join us.
What: Clear Creek Open House
Date: Saturday, May 25
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where: Clear Creek Distillery, 2389 NW Wilson St., Portland, OR
We will be closed Sunday, May 26, and Monday, May 27 (Memorial Day).
Products out of Stock
Temporarily Out of Stock at the Distillery … Still Available in Some Stores
McCarthy’s Oregon Single Malt Whiskey is sold out. This small batch whiskey is in high demand and sells out quickly. We bottled the most recent batch in February 2013. We shipped small amounts around the country and locally, and we had some available for sale for about one hour at the distillery on March 4. A few good retailers throughout the country still have a small amount of McCarthy’s in stock, but we have shipped every last case from the distillery in Portland, Oregon, where it is made. The next bottling is scheduled for October, 2013. There is a waiting list and if you’d like to be notified as the release date approaches, please contact us to be put on the list.
Framboise eau de vie is sold out. With a bottling of only 13 cases, it didn’t take long to sell the 2013 batch of framboise (raspberry brandy). This is a very special product, made entirely from fresh local raspberries, that we make only in years when the Oregon raspberries are particularly fantastic. And we make no promises about when that will be. If you’d like to be notified next time we bottle some, please contact us.