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Inside The Rogue Spirits Distillery

This is the end of the journey from seed to bottle – the Rogue Spirits Distillery in Newport, Oregon.

The journey begins at Rogue Farms in Tygh Valley where we plant, grow, reap, thresh, winnow and malt two kinds of malting barley. It continues at the Rogue Brewery – just across the parking lot from us – where we roast and smoke the malt, and where Brewmaster John Maier creates the mash.

And then it comes to us.

Our handcrafted copper Vendome still holds 500 gallons.
Our handcrafted copper Vendome still holds 500 gallons.
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Gauges allow us to fine tune the distillation.
Gauges allow us to fine tune the distillation.
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Ocean aging our spirits in oak barrels.
Ocean aging our spirits in oak barrels.
The hydrometer measures proof…
The hydrometer measures proof…
…which we adjust in these proofing tanks.
…which we adjust in these proofing tanks.
We bottle all our spirits, six bottles at a time, by hand.
We bottle all our spirits, six bottles at a time, by hand.