Oregon craft distillery House Spirits will become the first distillery in the world to operate its own in-line brick-and-mortar tasting room at an airport when the House Spirits Distillery PDX Tasting Room opens at Portland International Airport in October 2016.
House Spirits Distillery has been a fixture at the PDX airport for more than two years with its branded kiosk, which earned an Airport Revenue News (ARN) Award for Best New Specialty Retail Concept last year.
The new 1,250 square foot facility in Terminal C will offer House Spirits Distillery’s entire portfolio of spirits for sampling and purchase including Aviation American Gin, Westward Oregon Straight Malt Whiskey, Krogstad Aquavit and a line of limited release small-batch spirits.
The company also plans to release a handful of distillery and tasting room exclusives.
“House Spirits Distillery has been a leader in the craft distilling community since its inception in 2004, and the opening of our new tasting room – the first ever standalone spirits tasting room at an airport location – is an important step for our entire industry,” said Thomas Mooney, CEO and co-owner, House Spirits Distillery.
“Portland International Airport is an institution that shares our values and cares deeply about introducing travelers to Portland’s world class artisanal culture, and we are proud to continue to be a part of that experience in an even bigger way.”
In addition to selling spirits and other curated items, the House Spirits Distillery PDX Tasting Room will also host regular “mini classes,” conducted by the company’s own trained staff, designed to introduce PDX flyers to the House Spirits Distillery products.
The new retail experience is inspired by House Spirits Distillery’s brand new facility in Southeast Portland, which opened last November.
More than 16 million passengers flew through PDX in 2015.