Heard It Through The Grapevine

Chronicle of Multnomah Whisk(e)y Library

We wandered up and down SW Alder Street in Portland Oregon, looking for the highly recommended yet elusive Multnomah Whisk(e)y Library. A nearby restaurant hostess pointed out her window to a tiny lit sign across the street, so we headed on over. Even with our target in view, we still managed to pass the incognito entry once again before we found our way through the door.

A dimly lit passageway led us back to a staircase embellished in wood and old prohibition news articles.  A colorful stained glass skylight atop the stair illuminated the path to a heavy wooden door with a Whisk(e)y Library Insignia.


When we stepped through and first saw the inside of the establishment, it was as if we had fallen into another dimension in time and space. Beautiful hardwood flooring, stile and rail wall paneling, antique tufted leather seating and old Persian rugs were the backdrop to impressive and expansive glass shelving that scaled up antiquated brick walls to the ceiling. These shelves harbored the broadest collection of whiskeys in the State of Oregon, as well as other spirits from across the globe, many of which were special ordered just for the Library. And, just like the libraries of the past, the servers had to scale large bronze rolling ladders to access their customer’s selected spirits.


A glance through the thick leather-bound menus revealed everything that the Library offered. From a $1200 Pinot Noir to $15 glasses of scotch, the novice could spend a month of their life in that exquisite space simply sampling spirits and emerge an expert. We ordered two scotches, one that was full of peat and exotic fruit, the other smoky with tones of leather; both were exceptional.


We discussed with one of the managers our Glaser Distillery products, especially our Limoncello and Coffee Liqueur.  He was excited about the prospect of carrying internationally award-winning local spirits in the establishment. We would be honored to have them added to the expansive collection in the Whisk(e)y Library and have no doubts their highly-trained (and dapper) staff can deftly locate them among the towering quantities of spirits upon request...

Jessica Glaser - Tuesday, May 06, 2014


University of Oregon, School of Law: 2014 Oregon Law Students Public Interest Fund Auction

2014 Melrose Parent Teacher Auction Network

Dental Foundation of Oregon’s 2014 Wall of Wine

Sutherlin FFA Alumni Association 2014


Mary Leonard Law Society, 2014 Casino Night


Roseburg Playschool Coo-Op 2014


CASA of Douglas County, 2014 Boot Scootin' Event Auction


Umpqua Community College, 2014 Woolley Center Community Garden Silent Auction


Mercy Medical Center, 2014 Hospice Fundraiser

Jessica Glaser - Sunday, April 20, 2014

Spirit Awards for April 2014

We have wonderful news to share! We just won the silver medal in the San Francisco World Spirits Competition for our White Rum! Thank you everyone for supporting us with our spirits! http://sfspiritscomp.com/results/browse

Additionally,the Glaser Distillery Limoncello was featured as the must-have spirit for the state of Oregon in this month's Wine Enthusiast Magazine. They described it as "Cloudy in the bottle, sweet lemon custard on the tongue." winemag.com
Jessica Glaser - Friday, April 18, 2014

Glaser Distillery Tees!

Want a Glaser Distillery T-shirt? Go to http://whiskeytees.com/ and order one in any size! Cheers!
Jessica Glaser - Friday, April 18, 2014

Spirit Cocktails

Coral Lemonade

1 oz Glaser Distillery Limoncello

1 oz Glaser Distillery Vodka

Splash of Sour Mix

Splash of Lemonade

Splash of Cranberry Juice

Garnish with Lemon slice


Candy Apple Cocktail

1 glass of Martinelli's Apple Cider

1 dash Glaser Distillery Butterscotch Liqueur

Pour one glass of sparkling cider.

dd butterscotch schnapps, to taste, and serve.


Hot Butterscotch Cocoa Cocktail

3/4 oz Glaser Distillery Butterscotch Liqueur

3/4 oz Glaser Distillery Coffee liqueur

5 oz hot chocolate

1 1/2 oz whipped cream

Mix ingredients in coffee mug, and top with whipped cream


The Sparkler

1 1/2 shots Glaser Vodka

3/4 shots Glaser Limoncello

3/4 shots of fresh lemon juice

1 tablespoon of sugar

Shake in a martini mixer with ice. The glass is dipped into pomegranate cocktail sugar


The Sunbury Sunset

1 1/2 shots of Glaser Distillery White Rum over cubed ice
Topped off with Orangina to your discretion
Gentle stir
Add Lime wedge for garnish

Jessica Glaser - Sunday, April 06, 2014

Liqueur Flavor Contest

This March, until the end of the month, we are holding a contest for ideas about new flavors for liqueurs. The rules are that you have to be 21 or older to enter and that your idea is submitted under the Facebook post about the contest. Give us your liqueur flavor ideas, and we will choose the winner on April 1st (This is no April Fools joke). The winner will receive a $20 gift certificate for any of our products. We will private message you, but we will also post the results once we have voted. Also, whoever gets the most likes from other people for their liqueur idea will also win a $20 gift certificate. If you win both, you get both gifts!



Jessica Glaser - Tuesday, March 18, 2014

World Drink Awards

Glaser Distillery's White Rum handcrafted with Barbados Molasses has taken the silver medal in the 2013-2014 World Drink Awards.


The World Drinks Awards is an annual selection of the very best alcoholic beverages internationally. Entries were received from more than 25 countries, from as far afield as South Africa, the US, Mongolia and France:



 We would like to thank all of our patrons and our community for their support in helping make this honor a possibility. Cheers!

Jessica Glaser - Friday, February 21, 2014

Newport Seafood & Wine Festival

Glaser Estate Winery and Distillery is excited to announce that this upcoming weekend, from February 20th-23rd, we will be a vendor at the Newport Seafood & Wine Festival at the South Beach Marina.


We will be tasting selected wines and selling these wines by the glass and bottle:

  • Sauvignon Blanc '12
  • Muscat '12
  • Pinot Gris '12
  • Mueller '12
  • Pinot Noir '10
  • Riesling '11
  • Gewürztraminer '12
  • Merlot '10
  • Dolcetto '11
  • and our famous Nouveau '13!


We will look forward to seeing you there for fun and festivities!


The link to the festival is: http://www.seafoodandwine.com/ 

Jessica Glaser - Sunday, February 16, 2014

2012 Milestones

We finally have our distillery up and running! This is such a huge undertaking and such an arduous task to achieve. Leon and Sandy never gave up, the federal beuracacy was tedious to maneuver through and we made it. Now the reality sets in, we are in the distillery business!
Shaun Konopaski - Tuesday, July 16, 2013