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Clear Creek Distillery, Portland

4.5
#15 of 22 in Breweries & Distilleries in Portland
Brewery · Food & Drink
A genuine artisan distillery reflects the best of the natural and agricultural resources of its region. Clear Creek Distillery has succeeded in doing this, making world-class eau de vie and grappa for over thirty years. At Clear Creek we have married European traditional brandy-making techniques with the finest fruit from our own Oregon orchards to produce fruit eaux de vie, grappas, and wine brandy. We use the traditional European pot still along with techniques learned in Alsace and Switzerland. No colors or flavors are ever added to our brandies. The distinctive “nose”, or initial smell of the brandy in a snifter, is the result of careful fermentation and distillation of perfectly ripe fruit. You will taste only the clear and fiery essence of Oregon’s finest fruits.

We have also been making an award-winning Oregon version of an Islay Scotch, McCarthy’s Oregon Single Malt Whiskey distilled from a fermented mash of peat-malted Scottish barley.

We continue the tradition of using the best Northwest fruit and berries in our seven recently developed liqueurs. We start with brandy that we distill, macerate lots of fruit in it, and lightly sweeten.
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  • Yum. If you like the taste of pear, it really shows in their liqueur and brandy. Do try and get some. The tasting was very reasonably priced and enjoyable.  more »
  • We stopped here about 45 minutes before they closed and we were not disappointed. Hester was a great educator on brandy, liqueur and grappa. For $5.00 you get your choice of tastings and a free...  more »
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  • We were just their tasting at CLEAR CREEK. Lovely young lady serving us. Really worth the stop for Brandy and Liqueurs. Purchased the Cranberry Liqueur. Not to sweet wonderful taste.
  • I was walking around NW today when I noticed a building with a large sign reading 'Clear Creek Distillery.' I was familiar with their brandy and as we got closer I realized they've got a tasting room that's open to the public! Five minutes later we were inside sipping free samples of grappa, brandy, liquor, and whiskey. The saleswoman was very knowledgeable and friendly (and generously gave us five samples each). She didn't even hassle us into buying anything, though I had a hard time leaving without buying a few small bottles for holiday presents. Definitely worth a stop (and a sip)!

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