Welcome to Freeland Spirits, Portland’s new craft distillery. Freeland is named after my Meemaw (that’s what we call grandmas in Texas) Freeland, who never touched a drop of booze in her life but taught me that all good things come from scratch. And that women can be anything they want.
Freeland Spirits celebrates the women of the craft. From the gals who grow the grain, to those who run the still, we’re creating superior spirits that celebrate all the Northwest has to offer.
Freeland Spirits is one of very few women owned and run distilleries in history. Molly Troupe was born wearing a pair of chemist goggles and never took them off. With a background in biochemisty and a Scottish masters in distilling, Molly commands perfection with every spirit she orchestrates. Did I mention that women have more taste buds and 50% more olfactory cells? So don’t you want Molly making your spirits? I know I do.
In December, we will launch Freeland Spirits Gin, which will be crafted by hand in small batches. A traditional copper pot still brings juniper and 13 other botanicals to life. Meanwhile, a state of the art vacuum still cajoles quieter flavors including fresh cucumber, honey, rosemary, mint and thyme. Yes, delicious in cocktails. But we suggest sipping it with just a cube of ice.
Whiskey is coming. We can’t say when – that’s up to the whiskey.
Cory Carman, of Carman Ranch, raises grass fed beef and pork in the heart of some of the Oregon’s best ag land in Wallowa County. Cory will grow grain for Freeland whiskey, because we believe the best grain in the world deserves to turn into the world’s best whiskey. Cory will be planting our first crop of rye in the spring, as part of her new crop rotation of beef, pork and whiskey. Once its harvested and milled, Molly will distill the rye and send it to dream sweet dreams in Oregon oak barrels. While we wait, Molly will play Beyonce lullabies in the barrel room.
At Freeland, we believe in “equal opportunity drinking.”
Come visit us. ALL are welcome at Freeland.
Thank you for reading, and here’s to the future of spirits. And to Meemaw.