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USA TODAY’S 10 BEST READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS 2019

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Vote for Freeland Spirits - Twice!

Freeland Spirits is honored to be nominated for USA Today’s 10 Best Readers’ Choice Awards 2019 for both Best Craft Whiskey Distillery AND Best Craft Gin Distillery.

Please, vote daily through September 23rd:


Freeland Spirits, founded by a former agricultural educator, is both the state’s first all-women-run operation and one of its most innovative: To produce its signature gin, it uses traditional methods as well as a cold distillation technique that preserves the flavors of the locally sourced botanicals.

Forbes: What do Winemakers and Sommeliers Drink When They Need a Break From Wine?

Luisa Ponzi, Winemaker Ponzi Vineyards: My favorite beverage after wine would have to be really good coffee, preferably brought to me in bed. After that it would be Freeland Gin, a local grain to bottle gin entirely owned and produced by women.

Newsweek: Gift Guide

I grew up in Kentucky and come from a long line of bourbon-drinking southern women. It’s a rare day I recommend a bourbon made outside the Bluegrass State. Today is one of those days. Freeland Spirits is a craft distillery in Portland, Ore. and among the fewer than one percent of women-owned distilleries in the nation.

Portland Mercury: The Spirits of Giving

A great gift-giver finds something they can also enjoy, like tickets to a play they love, clothes they know they’ll inherit and look amazing in, or—best of all—liquor (and especially liquor from Oregon, so your family doesn’t resent you too much for moving away).

Role Breakers by Alice: What it’s Really Like to be a Woman Entrepreneur in a Male-Dominated Industry

I think one of the beauties of women-owned businesses is that we often approach it with a greater sense of a community mindset.

Spirited: Freeland Spirits Launches First Craft Bourbon

“We are thrilled to expand our line with this beautiful Bourbon,” said Jill Kuehler. “When we started Freeland Spirits last year, we were excited about creating a full range of really exquisite, hand-crafted spirits, and when we tapped our friends at Elk Cove Winery for Pinot Noir barrels, we knew Freeland Spirits Bourbon would be unlike any other Bourbon on the market. We can’t wait for people to taste it!”

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