We turn the tables and ask our previous HRN ON Tour guest, Michelle Battista, to become the host! She introduces us to Jill Kuehler, the founder of Freeland Spirits, Portland’s new craft distillery—and another co-founder of a women-owned and operated business. Jill makes a persuasive case for why women make better booze. She also talks regenerative agriculture and her off-the-charts horseradish gin.

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Jill is the founder of Freeland Spirits, Portland’s new craft distillery. It’s owned and operated by women, from the gals who grow the grain and botanicals, to those who run the still. They’re creating superior spirits that celebrate all the Northwest has to offer. Freeland Spirits Gin is crafted by hand in small batches. A traditional copper pot still brings juniper and 13 other botanicals to life. Meanwhile, a state of the art vacuum still cajoles quieter flavors including fresh cucumber, rosemary, mint and thyme. Yes, delicious in cocktails. But we suggest sipping it with just a cube of ice.

Thanks to our engineer, Aaron Parecki of Stream PDX.

Music by Breakmaster Cylinder

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