House Spirits Distillery is located in eastern Oregon, where it is quite a bit dryer than along the coast, and the the temperature swings a good deal more as well, being a bit hotter in the Summer and colder in the Winter. Why the weather report? Because it kind of matters in this case. You see, some of the science behind aging liquors is in the ebb and flow of the seasons. If you have decades to age your products, then more consistency can have a benefit. But for the stuff aging for shorter periods of time, a change of seasons and even a little agitation can be a good thing. 
House Spirits was started by Christian Krogstad. Christian graduated from the Seible Institute of Technology—America’s oldest brewing academy—and then started his career working at local, west-coast craft breweries. Then he moved on to a vineyard for a number of years before setting up his own gig at House Spirits in 2004. His history will tell you quite a lot about the character of his products. There is a strong, blue-collar brewmaster ethos going on in everything he does. Today, his little Oregon-shop-that-could produces six signature spirits, including Aviation American Gin, Two kinds of Aquavit, Vodka, Westward Oregon Straight Malt Whiskey, and a coffee Liqueur that is kind of an interesting choice for a small shop. 

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