Whiskerino 2009

Welcome to Whiskerino 2009! Time to grow and show!!

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  • posted: November 05 @ 8:12am
Today's pic is me at work. I am the Head Distiller for a brewpub chain here in the NW called McMenamins (http://www.mcmenamins.com/index.php?loc=76&category=Distillery%20Homepage). Today I am distilling Hogshead Whiskey. Soon, the "white" spirit coming out of the still will go into new, charred American white oak barrels for 5 years.

Good whiskey, like good beards, requires patience and time. How's that for a tie-in?

Comments

Ploafmaster says:
Grower of beards! Maker of whiskey! Cheers!
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 8:13am -
heyrevolver says:
Great job you have there. More photos from work, please.
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 8:13am -
stephen says:
you have an amazing job. i need to try some of that whiskey.
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 8:13am -
Andrew says:
Sounds delicious
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 8:15am -
Tolleson says:
I imagine all distilleries are simply lousy with bearded greats.
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 8:15am -
Creative Liberty says:
I just Kinged You. Love it, great job, great work.
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 8:16am -
W E L L S says:
Keep that sweet sweet nectar flowing.
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 8:17am -
tedford says:
I am so jealous of your job
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 8:26am -
Brauette says:
Super-wow!
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 8:28am -
mattyc says:
Lot of beer related photos thus far.
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 8:29am -
Grower&Shower says:
@mattyc I was a brewer for almost 8 yrs before I got into distilling.
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 8:37am -
Fledgling Brewer says:
Awesome, I just visited Portland and went to McMenamin's Edgefield and St. Johns. Loved both. Clame. On a non-alcohol note, two paws up for the Scooby Snacks.
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 8:40am -
Shotgun Willie says:
beautiful shot....
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 8:40am -
shularbrau says:
holy crap. that's awesome.
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 8:59am -
mattmarch says:
Grow on my friend, and Show on.
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 9:08am -
Ula O cealleigh says:
awww man i WISH you had done the shot working on the boiler ... but still good!!

A class!
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 9:09am -
Grower&Shower says:
@Ula O cealleigh How did you know? I work on that friggin boiler more than anything!
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 9:14am -
Pursuit of Hirsute says:
I can't believe you didn't win king yesterday.
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 9:23am -
Zach says:
goodness this is good.
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 9:31am -
slo gro says:
Looks great whiskey man. Keep on making the good stuff for all of us out here.
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 9:46am -
Johnny Rebellious says:
i want your job.
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 10:34am -
chrisauel says:
Ahoy! fellow Portlander.
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 11:43am -
Karl says:
whiskey + beard = excellent.
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 12:11pm -
Corey says:
I want your job, but I know that management wouldn't let me keep it for long.
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 12:27pm -
GrizzlyDex says:
LOVE your beers. First time to portland this fall. Hit up the billiard hall in nw portland. Had several different brews... reallly enjoyed the dark without dark aftertaste.. Terminator maybe?
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 12:53pm -
Ned Kelly says:
can we all come and visit
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 1:06pm -
KC says:
Man! I am strongly considering a trip to Portland again, and you Portlanders in here are giving me MANY good reasons!

Way to make everyone here with a desk job jealous as all hell, James :)
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 5:22pm -
Ozzy Nelson says:
I like whiskey
I like beer

Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 5:27pm -
Flotsam & Beardsam says:
That's a fun job. How did you start?
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 6:09pm -
jamiejames says:
Absolutely, positively jealous. Keep up the good work!
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 7:53pm -
Chinfropro says:
You make whiskey, grow beards, and live in Portland. You live the good life my friend.
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 9:12pm -
Fofe says:
What a great place to work! I used to work in a winery doing wine chemistry, one of the best jobs I've had. And the perks were great!
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 9:43pm -
Nate MC says:
No shit?! I love McMenamins! The Ruby is one of my favorite beers I've had this year. We're lucky to have quite a few in Seattle.
Posted: Nov 5th, 2009 - 10:30pm -
bananaknuckles says:
distilling.....interesting.
Posted: Nov 6th, 2009 - 11:09am -
XscatteredshowersX says:
i gots a similar pic on east coast CLAME
Posted: Dec 17th, 2009 - 2:31pm -
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