Freeland Spirits is a women-owned and operated distillery in Portland, Oregon (one of the very few!) that has several excellent options for thoughtful and timely gift-giving this year. Specifically, they have just launched the canned French 75, a fizzy cocktail collaboration with another killer Oregon women-owned company: Chehalem Winery.
Under $20: Freeland Canned Cocktails
Canned cocktails are a no-brainer gift. They’re easy to slip into a stocking or gift bag, and even easier to pop open when friends stop by for a front-stoop sip or a hallway happy hour.
Freeland’s Gin & Rose Tonic is a bright and refreshing cocktail that has a touch of the “Rose City” (Portland, Ore.) in every sip. $16.95 for 4 pack of 12-ounce cans
New Freeland French 75 cans, made in partnership with Chehalem Winery, add fizz and flair to any holiday moment (and are especially delicious for brunch moments). The combination of Freeland Gin, fresh Pacific Northwest botanicals, and Chehalem Chardonnay is carbonated for extra fun! $16/4 pack 12-ounce cans.
Under $40: Freeland Gin & Freeland Dry Gin
750 mL | 45% ABV | $35.95 SRP
Freeland Spirits Gin is small-batch, crafted using a unique blend of traditional heat distillation along with vacuum distillation, which lets fresh Pacific Northwest ingredients shine through. Fresh herbal essences of rosemary, mint and crisp cucumber lift the nose, while grapefruit and lemon peel brighten the brisk juniper and bold spice notes. Pink peppercorn, coriander and star anise mingle with 10 additional dried botanicals in the copper pot still.
New Freeland Dry Gin (Navy Strength!)
750 mL | 57% ABV | $35.95 SRP
Freeland Spirits Dry Gin is over-proof (114 proof) for overly delicious cocktails. This London Dry-style dry gin that has it all – the signature gin botanicals backed up by juniper. As Freeland founder Jill Keuhler says, “Strong gals deserve a strong drink!” The aromatics are concentrated and bold, tickling the senses with hints of spice, citrus peel, and the ever-present juniper berry.
Under $50: Freeland Geneva and Freeland Bourbon Whiskey
750 mL | 45% ABV | $43.95 SRP
Inspired by Genever, the Dutch “grandmother” of gin, Freeland’s Geneva showcases Oregon- grown rye with an array of sultry and savory botanicals. Its rich grain backbone is heightened by alluring spices and hints of Willamette Valley hazelnuts. Enjoy neat or stirred into a classic whiskey cocktail. Geneva is hand-crafted grain to glass in Portland, Oregon.
Freeland Bourbon Whiskey
750 mL | 46% ABV | $48.95 SRP
Freeland Bourbon pays homage to the South and to Freeland founder Jill Kuehler’s Grandma Freeland. Soft caramel, vanilla and spice dance into the whiskey from charred American oak barrels. A final rest in Oregon’s Elk Cove Winery Pinot Noir barrels adds a whisper of Pacific Northwest terroir.
Under $150: Spirit Trio
A gift pack of any three Freeland Spirits will make any cocktail lover’s eyes light up with joy, stirring visions of a winter’s worth of cocktail creations.
Here are two of our favorite trios:
Freeland Trio ($129 SRP) – Freeland Dry Gin, Freeland Geneva, Freeland Bourbon Whiskey
For the person who likes a little bit of everything, get them the Freeland Trio. Enjoy these spirits in cocktails or on their own.
The Gin One! ($116 SRP) – Freeland Gin, Dry Gin and Geneva.
This gin trio will excite the gin lover on your list. Freeland’s gins are handcrafted in Portland, Oregon, and are great on their own or in your favorite cocktail.