Eastside Distilling, Portland, OR
If there’s one berry Oregon is well-known for, it’s marionberries. And while this juicy, tart berry is often used for baking or summertime snacking, Eastside Distilling has harnessed it in a whole new way. The Portland distillery utilized Willamette Valley marionberries, and you can certainly tell its loyal to local. At first glance, you’re welcomed with its pretty purple hue thanks to the fresh fruits and pleasantly surprised by a bright berry aroma. It’s well balanced with tart notes of berry with a hint of citrus and spice, making it super sippable with a bit of water or on ice, or included in a late summer-inspired cocktail.
Price: $40 | 30% ABV
Review by Sip Contributor Molly Allen, @mollyallenmedia