Handmade artisanal Gin from Portland.
Putting women in control of anything is generally a good idea; having them create booze is a scientifically proven smart move, since they have more taste buds and 50% more olfactory cells; but the best idea is a distillery entirely ran by ladies, especially when their Master Distilleress (yeah, it’s a word now) is a biochemist with a master’s degree in distilling. In 2017, Jill, Molly, and Jesse launched Freeland Gin, named after Jill’s granny, who wouldn’t touch hooch, but told Jill that if you want something really good, you have to make it from the ground up. This Portland-based distillery celebrates the Northwest and all the good things it has to offer. Currently, the band of ladies creates a Bourbon and a Gin.
Freeland Gin is a handcrafted premium Gin that only comes in small batches. Using a novel combo of old-school heat distillation and space-age vacuum distillation, the team can bring the best flavors out of fourteen dried botanicals (including juniper, coriander, star anise, and lemon peel). The Gin is a fresh and complex concoction perfect for sipping, but it’s also ready for a lavish G&T.