Govy General Liquor
Bourbon: Bourbon (American whiskey) is made using between 51 and 79 percent corn with the remainder being barley, wheat and/or rye. Bourbon is usually aged between two and four years, and required to be at least 80 proof / 40 percent ABV.
Canadian whiskey: Canadian whiskey is created with grains, barley, wheat and rye, but no law that requires any certain grain be dominant in the mix. The Canadian Government requires the spirit be aged at least three years, although most spend between six and eight years in the barrel before being bottled.
Cordials: Cordials (liqueurs) are typically sweet alcoholic beverages that have been flavored using a variety of fruits, herbs and spices. Categories of cordials include coffee, fruit, herb, spice, chocolate, cream, and nut flavored liqueurs.
Gin: Gin is a flavored spirit that is created by redistilling a high proof neutral spirit in the presence of juniper berries and other flavoring agents. The four distinct varieties of gin are Plymouth, London Dry, Dutch and Old Tom.
Rum: Most popular in the West Indies, Central and South America, rum's history dates back to the 17th century, when dark rum was first produced in the West Indies. More recently, light or white rum and flavored rums have been introduced.
Scotch Whisky: Scotch whisky is a whisky produced at a distillery in Scotland, and must adhere to rules set forth in the Scotch Whisky Order of 1990. Scotch must have been aged for at least three years, with labels signifying the youngest scotch barrels used in the mix or blend. The four categories of Scotch are: single malt, vatted malt, blended and single grain.
Tennessee whiskey: Tennessee whiskey is at least 51 percent corn with barley, wheat and/or rye making up the remainder. Tennessee whisky must then be filtered through maple charcoal, before aging begins, typically lasting at least four years.
Tequila: A Mexican liquor distilled from the fermented blue agave plants, its history dates back to the early 1800's. There are three varieties of tequila; clear Blanco, amber Reposado, and dark amber Añejo; with the darker colors also being the longest aged.
Vodka: Vodka originates from 14th century in Russia, and traditionally lacks a distinctive character, aroma, taste or color. Vodka can be produced from potatoes, grains, corn, wheat or even items such as grapes.
Although there are no distilleries on Mt. Hood, the state of Oregon abounds with local craft distillers including;
4 Spirits Distillery Bendistillery Big Bottom Whiskey Black Rock Distillery Bull Run Distillery Cascade Peak Spirits Clear Creek distillery Distilling Head Eastside Distilling Hood River Distillers House Spirits Distillery Indio Spirits Lil'Bit Distillery New Deal Distillery Northwest Distillery Oregon Spirit Distillers Ransom Spirits Rogue Brewery Stein Distillery Superfly Distilling Co. Vinn Distillery Ye Ol' Grog Distillery Products