Portland Hotel Makes Own Whiskey
Urban Farmer, the modern steakhouse at the downtown hotel, which opened in 2008, is a strong proponent of local dining. And as an extension of that, the property collaborated with Lee Medoff of House Spirits Distillery to become a player in Oregon's craft distilling scene.
Aged and bottled on-site, Barrel #2 of Urban Farmer Whiskey, the hotel restaurant's second bottling, is now being poured. A third bottling is to be released in August. Barrel #2 was aged in a New American Oak barrel 18 months and comes in at 98.9 proof. Barrel #3 will have aged 23 months.
A glass of Barrel #2 is $12 from the Urban Farmer bar.
The hotel also produces its own "Moonshine," with a mash bill of 80% Rye and 20% malted barley, and a shot runs $9.
Summer rates at The Nines hotel, which is part of the Luxury Collection of Starwood Hotels & Resorts, are from $179 per night.
Photo courtesy of Urban Farmer