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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Portland's recent craft distillery boon is coming under fire for not always been distilled locally.

In other words, the gin, vodka, whiskey or bourbon may be bottled and “produced” in Oregon but not necessarily distilled here — unless its label explicitly says so.

“There’s a difference between a local brand and a local product,” says Steve McCarthy, owner and founder of Clear Creek Distillery in Northwest Portland, one of the many distillers contacted by the Tribune this week.

Read more at The Portland Tribune.

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