OVERCUP BLOG — karen Locke

10 Oregon-Made Whiskies You Should Try Right Now

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10 Oregon-Made Whiskies You Should Try Right Now

Are you a fan of whiskey or a whiskey newbie? If whiskey is your go-to spirit or you've always wanted to try it, High-Proof PDX author Karen Locke brings 10 Oregon-based whiskey distilleries to you, making it easy to find a new favorite drink.  Whether you love Kentucky bourbon, Scotch, or are just curious about Oregon-made whiskey there are a ton of whiskey distilleries in Oregon producing brown spirits that capture the complexity and depth of whiskey made here. It’s not about finding a whiskey that tastes like your favorite Kentucky Bourbon though—it’s about learning what Oregon has to offer. All...

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Finally, a Way to Travel with Oregon Booze Thanks to Crafted Life

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Finally, a Way to Travel with Oregon Booze Thanks to Crafted Life

Do you want to experience Oregon craft spirits, even after you've left our gorgeous state? Do you want to give the gift of Oregon craft spirits to friends and family across the country? High-Proof PDX author Karen Locke thinks you should check out The Crafted Life, where you can have a great spirits shipped right to your door, or stock up your home bar with fun glassware.  If you’ve ever checked a bottle of whiskey, beer or wine pre-fight in your suitcase—only to arrive at your final destination to the heart-stopping view of luggage that appears to have been drop kicked—you...

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Spirit Tasters and Pints in SE Portland

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Spirit Tasters and Pints in SE Portland

Yesterday, we brought you Karen Locke's Best Portland Distillery Tasting, a guide to tasting rooms in all four corners of Portland. However, Karen isn't one to leave behind the plentiful breweries and brewpubs that Portland and Oregon are so well-known for. Here is one of her "High-Proof PDX Itinerary" posts, featuring SE Portland.  Beer aficionados are aplenty in Portland, where the brewing scene is one of the most prolific and recognized in the nation. The city’s many brewpubs offer myriad opportunities to combine Bridgetown’s established beer scene with its burgeoning spirits culture. Double your fun. If you care as much...

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Best Portland Distillery Tasting

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Best Portland Distillery Tasting

High-Proof PDX author Karen Locke takes us on a four corners tour of Portland's best distilleries. Whether you live in Northwest, Southwest, or The Pearl, you'll be able to find a great tasting room to try a new craft spirit or enjoy your all-time favorites. Featuring over a dozen local distilleries, this tasting tour is not to be missed.  Just as you can go to a brewery or an urban winery in Portland, you can tour distillery tasting rooms where Portland’s spirits are made. A majority of the distilleries are located in inner Southeast, where distilleries first started popping up...

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Get Boozy in the Heat with this Sloshy Pops Recipe

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Get Boozy in the Heat with this Sloshy Pops Recipe

The heat is back in much of the Pacific Northwest. High-Proof PDX author Karen Locke gives us a fun and adult way to cool down with this article, from Sip Northwest, on Sloshy Pops.  Ice pops have grown up a bit since you took sugary store-bought juice, Dixie cups and sticks to make homemade frozen pops as a child. One Portland company, Sloshy Pops, produces attractive ice pops with perfect consistency, mimicking the hand-made look rarely achieved at home, with the addition of one thing you shouldn’t have been adding as a child: booze. A must in the Pacific Northwest food...

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