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Secret Discount Page and Password

Congratulations! This page is not linked to anything else on the website, but you found it anyway. The Spiritopia puzzle room is great fun for friends, families, and workgroups. Like an escape room, your team has 60 minutes to solve a complex series of puzzles. At Spiritopia, you are trying to save the company from…
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Strawberry Rhubarb Aperitif

Nothing says summer in Oregon like berries. Strawberries, blackberries, blueberries. We got 'em all. Willamette Valley farmers also grow many other things including rhubarb. The classic combination of strawberry and rhubarb has been crafted into a charming aperitif wine from Spiritopia. We start with a rose of pinot noir as the base. Part of the…
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The Spiritopia Puzzle Room

We've added a puzzle room at Spiritopia! You may be familiar with the 'escape room' concept where you have an hour to solve multiple puzzles to escape some predicament. Well, the Spiritopia room is similar but instead of 'escaping' you have an hour to save Spiritopia from the evil spies of Dark Stellar Incorporated! They're…
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“Classic” Apple Brandy

Our first brandy is the atypical "Bourbon Style" with it's robust flavor and racy 102 proof. That's what charred oak will do to ya. During an infrequent mellower mood, I also put away some of our brandy into toasted oak which is the historic practice. This does not dominate the apple so much and results…
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Ryegrass Whiskey

The world's first ryegrass whiskey is now available. This is not the rye grain that many of you are familiar with - this is ryegrass, the plant grown for turf and forage here in Oregon's Willamette Valley. Actually, we are the ryegrass capitol of the world and produce much of the planet's grass seed. During…
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Peppermint Liqueur Release Party, Sept. 30, 12-5 PM.

Please join us for the official release of our first seasonal liqueur: Peppermint! It's just in time for Fall football and holiday cocktails. We will be sampling the liqueur (free tasting) and making mini-cocktails featuring mint. The new liqueur is quite an experience at 99 proof and intense peppermint flavor. We get our mint from…
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The Spiritopia D.I.Y. Gin Kit

Be the Spirit Maker! As the Spirit Chemist, one of my favorite parts of the job is to develop the formula and process for a new spirit. Now you can delve into that part of the work and develop your own gin. I have developed a core recipe using seven wildcrafted and organic botanicals: (juniper,…
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Portland Brand Ambassador/Salesperson Needed

Spiritopia Liqueurs is a small but dynamic company that makes premium artisan spirits in Corvallis. We are looking for a brand ambassador in Portland that will host tasting events such as farmer's markets, holiday events, and liquor store tastings.   Musts: Attitude: Team oriented, flexible, positive, enthusiastic about our products, desire to learn. Customer oriented:…
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Eclipse Totality Event at Spiritopia!

We are very lucky to be near the center of the solar eclipse path right at the distillery! We will be open for extended hours that weekend (11-6pm) and on eclipse day (8/21, 9AM-6PM). We even made a super cool tshirt to commemorate the event. More details on a separate page.
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Holiday release of Bourbon Style Apple Brandy

Special Limited Release just in time for Christmas! Just six cases of our Bourbon Style Apple Brandy have been bottled in the 750ml size. It's a special gift ($54.95) for your favorite whiskey or brandy lover (even if that person is you). The rich flavors from charred American white oak and Pacific Northwest apples are…
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Tasting Room Hours

Greetings! We have decided to expand our tasting room hours on Saturday from 1-5PM to 12-5PM since we sometimes have had folks waiting for us to open! We also decided to delete the "official" hours on Wednesday since we don't get a lot of mid-week visitors. That said, we are usually there, and you can…
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Spiritopia on Garden Time TV

Earlier this spring we were very fortunate to connect with the folks fromĀ Garden Time, the NW local gardening show. Fast forward to last Saturday when they came to film a short segment about Spiritopia Liqueurs. We love the short YouTube video they produced, with our own Sebastian Ramirez explaining the liqueurs to host William McClenathan.…
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