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  • A Toast To The Pioneers

    Oregon Trail Barlow Road Gary Halvorson OSA

    Just south of our barley fields in Tygh Valley you can still find wagon wheel ruts deeply embedded in the earth. They’re reminders of one of the great migrations in American history, when tens of thousands of pioneers left Missouri and headed west along the Oregon Trail.

  • The Tree That Won The War

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    Wander for just a few minutes from the Rogue Distillery in Newport, Oregon, and you may soon find yourself standing next to a towering Sitka Spruce.

    These are some of the biggest and longest living trees in the world. They love the terroir of the Oregon coast. The temperate climate, the rainy winters and summer fog. In fact, Sitka Spruce is so well adapted to the Pacific Northwest Coast it doesn’t grow anywhere else.

    When we first crafted our Rogue Spirits gin we wanted to include the terroir of our hometown of Newport and what better way than by adding fresh picked needles of the iconic Sitka Spruce.

  • Boys, Have A Drink

    The wreck of the Peter Iredale in 1906. Salem Public Library photo.

    With our Distillery on the Oregon Coast, we at Rogue Spirits know how dangerous it can be when you make your living plying the waters of the North Pacific. The history of the coast is littered with shipwrecks. Perhaps the most famous of all was the Peter Iredale.

  • Take The Long Way Around

    Old ferry

    Just a few miles upriver from Rogue Farms in Independence, Oregon is a reminder of an earlier and slower way of life.

  • Bottled By Hand

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    Before any Rogue Spirit heads out the door, we give it a final look over to check on quality and flavor. We can do that because we bottle all of our spirits by hand. If we’re really cranking we can… Read More ›

  • Spirits From Scratch

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    Most of us grew up in the era where food came out of a box. But remember what it was like when you made something from scratch? Those amazing flavors and the freshness? You could taste the difference it made when you took the… Read More ›

  • Dirt Today, Bourbon Tomorrow

    Corn Field

    We just planted our first crop of sweet corn at Rogue Farms. Five acres in a newly plowed field over by the Willamette River. You may be looking at this and thinking, “All I see is a bunch of dirt.”… Read More ›

  • Sizing Up Our Nuts

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    We dropped by Kirk Family Filberts the other day to see how the hazelnuts are coming along. The Kirks are our next-door neighbors on Wigrich Road. When it snows at Rogue Farms it snows at the Kirk’s place. When it… Read More ›

  • Ten Years In Good Spirits


    Save the date and join Rogue Spirits at the 10th Annual Great American Distillers Festival.


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