FAQs

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Where can I buy Spiritopia Ginger Liqueur?

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At this time (May 2016), Spiritopia Ginger Liqueur is available at about 100 liquor stores across Oregon. You can search for it with the OLCC product search page. If it is not available near you, please request it or let us know. Spiritopia Apple Liqueur is newer, but the number of stores is growing quickly. You can also purchase it at our distillery. Our Bourbon style apple brandy is only available at the distillery and some events. Our hours are posted here and you can always call Chris at 541-990-0337 to see if someone is at the shop.

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Why is the company name of Spiritopia Liqueurs called Oregon Ryegrass Spirits?

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Well, that's a bit of a story. Back when I was doing ethanol research, I discovered some cool stuff about how to make a unique whiskey from ryegrass. Not rye the grain, but ryegrass like turf and grazing. The flavor it adds is kind of earthy/smoky and reminds me of a cross between a single malt and a good cachaca. Anyway, we still hope to do that at some point. However, the "new-ness" turned out to be a bit of a problem because the TTB (Alcohol Trade and Taxation Bureau) wasn't sure if they could approve it. So they asked the FDA and now there is plenty of red tape to go around. Nobody thinks there is a problem, but nobody wants to be the one to say so. Sheesh. If it ever gets straightened out, we will start getting some in oak to mature. We plan to focus on liqueurs and the whiskey is in a holding pattern. In 2015, the official name was changed to Spiritopia Liqueurs, LLC.

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I love the ginger! Does Spiritopia make other flavors?

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Yes! We released Spiritopia Apple Liqueur in the summer of 2015. We  also sell a limited release of cask strength, bourbon style apple brandy, but only at the distillery. Our next wide release product is our Pomegranate Liqueur. Look for it starting in June 2016.

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Do you do distillery tours?

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Yes, we do. Spiritopia is not big, but we are proud of our product and process. We often have samples and short-run products that are not available anywhere else. Feel free to call if you would like to set something up. Our contact info and location can be found here.