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Oregon distillers share expertise with newcomer

When Iraq War veteran Dawson Officer started his own distillery, he got a lot of help from other local craft distillers.

When Iraq War veteran Dawson Officer started his own distillery, 4 Spirits Distillery, he got a lot of help from other local craft distillers.

 

"I had lots of help from lots of people," Officer said. "In the Oregon distillery world, everybody helps everybody else."

Although better known for its Pinot noirs and microbrews, Oregon is emerging as a trailblazer in the craft distillery movement. With 44 licensed distilleries turning out everything from brandy and grappa to whiskey and gin, there's plenty of expertise out there, and Officer found plenty of people willing to share their knowledge.

4 Spirits - named in honor of fallen comrades from Officer's tour of duty as an Oregon Army National Guardsman in Iraq - became the newest member of that club when it delivered its first 32 cases of SlapTail and WebFoot vodkas on June 1 to the Oregon Liquor Control Commission for distribution.

Read more at the Corvallis Gazette-Times.

Read more about Portland's craft distilleries.

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