Oregon Distilleries have made the grade! We are now part of the 'Buy Oregon" campaign started by Ed King of King Estates Winery in Eugene. Check it out and support your local craft liquor producers that are your local businesses who create living wage jobs and . . . keep the money in Oregon! These spirits, wines, and beers are some of the best in the World!
Cascade Peak Spirits Distillery, home of ORGANIC NATION has done it again and more! both our certified organic vodka and gin won Gold medals at the third annual GOOD FOOD AWARDS competition for artisan food and beverage producers throughout the U.S. This competition is the brain child of the famous Alice Waters of the internationally renowned Chez Panisse restaurant in Berkeley, CA. It honors crafters of chocolate, charcuterie, pickles, preserves, convections, cheese, coffee, beer and SPIRITS!
We are proud to be the top Gold Medal winners amongst the quality artisan producers that won this year. In order to receive the Gold Medal distinction, you have to be certified organic, which of course, we are!
I was fortunate enough to meet Alice and get a hug, made my day! Along with being given the honor to receive the Spirits Category awards for the other nine distilleries. I gave a 3.09 minute speech that validated and rewarded all of the Micro-Distilleries for crafting more palatable quality spirits.
Our good friend Eric Poole, went to Ethiopia at the end of February to help his doctor friend, Matt with this incredible project, Cure Blindness in Ethiopia and he took a bottle of OldField Rye Whiskey clear around the world!!
Go EP! running with Haile Gebrselassie and solving world blindness!
ORGANIC NATION gin and vodka will be available in New York in April with Athenee Distributors! Athenee's mission is to support small producers, small vineyards, small businesses and create sustainability while doing so. Their supportive mission really matched our Saving the Planet One Martini At A Time!
And we all know how those New Yorkers are: Progressive, knowledgeable locavores who are demand quality and have disposable income. The ultimate LOHAS consumer "Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability", who make purchasing decisions based on their values.
So ask for ORGANIC NATION if you live in NYC, visit or know someone who does. Word of mouth & grass roots movement is very powerful!
Since 2008, we have been handcrafting the highest quality, award winning ORGANIC NATION Spirits. In 2009, we decided to unleash our creativity by venturing into the world of Whiskey.
We are proud to offer OldField Rye Whiskey. OldField is a small batch crafted, limited release, organic spicy rye, 85% organic rye and 35% organic malt at 89º, it has a bit of sweet vanilla and cinnamon notes. Aged 22 mos. in New Oak barrels.
Since we are passionate about keeping Oregon pristine, our rye grain for the whiskey was grown organically, within 50 miles from our Distillery by Pacific Botanicals organic herb and grain farm.
Hurry, send us an email immediately as we are selling it out of our Distillery or visit one of the only three liquor stores in So. Oregon that are carrying this limited release: Ashland Liquor, Talent Liquor and Southside Beverage. Great Christmas or New Year's gift for that discerning whiskey lover! And here's to Lucky '13!
Click Wholesale Distributing is now representing Cascade Peak Spirits Distiilery, Ashland, Oregon; Home of Oregon's first organic micro-distillery and ORGANIC NATION vodka and gin. We are in and about Seattle, Bellevue, Issaquah, Redmond, Kent and more. Start requesting ORGANIC NATION at your favorite restaurants and help bring organic spirits to you town! Whole Foods is ready to receive your requests for organic spirits! It's organic, it's only natural.
Leaf Magazine penned a wonderful summer cocktail story and featured ORGANIC NATION gin. Once again, our gin, is wowing consumers who are interested in Sustainable and organic products. O-N gin is getting the coverage and adoration it deserves.
Southern ORE-ganic features sustainable spirits producers
What fun! ORGANIC NATION cocktails, great food, great venue, and great people! Matthew Domingo of Farm to Fork put together the first Southern Oregon "Pop Up" Speakeasy. Matthew featured two delicious ORGANIC NATION gin and vodka cocktails, yummy hors d'oeuvres, and a dinner made with locally grown vegetables and meats. Noble Coffee and Roxy Ann Winery were also featured. A great time was delivered locally!
Come out and continue to support local food and drink artisans.
Brooke Maura, the creative brains behind Living Aware Daily values a sustainable way of life. Recently, she posted a blog about ORGANIC NATION letting Washingtonians and beyond know that O-N is O-N its way to WA--Whole Foods, Trader Joe's or bust! Thanks, Brooke for all your support and passion! Hope you had a ball in Portland at Urban Farmer,Departure, Portland City Grill, all of which carry ORGANIC NATION gin and vodka!
Go Green Expo ( www.GoGreenExpo.com ) is one of the nation's leading eco-trade shows for both business owners and consumers featuring the latest earth-friendly products and services. Taste, sample, review and purchase everything; organic food, wine and spirits, eco-building and home needs (solar panels) baby products, eco-fashion clothing, hybrid cars, business supplies and much more from hundreds of exhibits.
Learn on how to reduce your environmental impact and lead a "greener" home and business life. Speakers have included Ed Begley Jr., Mariel Hemingway, Josh Dorfman, David Bach, Nigel Barker, Graham Hill, Boise Thomas, Eric Corey Freed, Mark Alan Hughes, Kevin Wall, Alex Matthiessen, Laura Turner Seydel and many others...
Find Organic Nation Spirits in the Food, Wine and Spirits Pavilion on Friday - Sunday January 22-24, 2010 from 12-3pm.
'To start a revolution we have to believe. The Organic Home believes that to achieve one's own aims and goals, a purity of intention, focused and applied gentle effort and clearly defined goals are the 3 components to achievement.
What we put into our bodies, and what we put onto our bodies, and what we use around us in our homes all have an effect on our lives, health and well-being, and ultimately an effect on all those around us, and indeed the entire world.' To read the rest of this article, go here.
Founder Mark Golding has been advocating a commitment to a Sustainable, Organic lifestyle. His hub, The Organic Home, in the UK has generated a peaceful attraction to those who share similar ideals and wish to do their part.
You can read their recommendation of Organic Nation Spirits, here.
Join us November 19, Thursday, at 5pm at Anjou Spa in Bend for Green Drinks, but plan to stay after for a fabulous and fun filled event including shopping, silent auction, a DJ, Organic Nation Cocktails and more, all to benefit Oregon Tilth Education Programs! Wait! The excitement doesn't stop there, Anjou Spa is Green. They use alternative choices and conserve resources in every way possible.
Extreme Chocolates could be a title easily misunderstood by the wrong consumer. Carrie Wong of Salem, has tackled a niche that most wouldn't even consider, hand crafting an organic vanilla extract, to be used for cooking and baking. That's extreme! She starts with Organic Nation Vodka, made in Ashland Oregon (and fulfilling the highest regiment of Organic Certification) and adds Madagascar Vanilla Beans and her own touch, 12 months later the delicate blend is bottled in 4oz frosted bottles and prepped for sale. Carrie is the only brewer on the west coast, you can find more information and where to buy here. Carrie also crafts some of the finest chocolates around. A lovely Holiday treat!
P.S. If you are itching for some crafty holiday gift ideas contact me (Melodie@OrganicNationSpirits.com ) or go onto Carries homepage for a collection of different dessert ideas.
At first, Diane Paulson’s request for a recycled label seemed like no big deal to her distributor, Dave Tally. After all, says the Grants Pass, Ore.-based distributor, many labels available are already 25 percent to 30 percent recycled.
But Paulson, the CEO of an Ashland, Ore., micro distillery, is very serious about eco-friendliness. She meant a 100-percent recycled label. Oh boy! Tally thought to himself. Read more here.
The International Food Trade Show brings people together from all over the world who have a passion for food and its counter parts in our culture. To our fortune, Oregon Tilth (OTCO, our organic certifier and the most stringent in the certification industry) planted themselves there this past June. Luckily, for them, they were able to serve sample tastings of Organic Nation gin and vodka so attendees swarmed their booth to sample some of the finest organic spirits! OTCO, as well, informed many of the food show goers of the importance and process of organic certification, Oregon Tilth's way, of course.
Organic Nation Spirits are proud to be certified by Oregon Tilth and, of course, thankful that they served up some cocktails with our spirits, in our absence, at the International Food Trade Show in Anaheim, CA.
Next time you plan a wine tour in the newly famed Rogue Valley, why not stretch your wings and include a tour of an Organic micro-distillery? Cascade Peak Spirits, dba as Organic Nation, located in Ashland, is Oregon's first organic Micro-Distillery and welcomes spirits enthusiasts to make an appointment to tour the facility. At Organic Nation, we founded an organic distillery to demonstrate how we cherish Oregon's renowned natural resources: her pure water, clean air, and healthy soil. As a local Rogue Valley business, we are committed to the practice of Sustainability. We buy local and 'green' products as much as is possible. Our facility, as well as all of the raw products we use to handcraft our spirits, are certified organic by the most rigorous name in organic certification--OREGON TILTH (OTCO).
Diane and David, CEO and Distiller, respectively, will tour by appointment most days of the week.
Oregon has heaps of bounty to offer and the palettes it entertains are some of the most sophisticated, this demands high quality boutique distilleries, breweries and wineries, which have stepped up to the challenge.
"The City of Ashland has encouraged the use of solar energy to generate electricity since 1996. Many Ashland home owners and business owners have expressed interest in installing solar but do not have good solar access. Others who might have good solar access do not have the capital to invest in the high cost of a solar panel system."
This is a picture of the beautiful organic rye field that Mark Wheeler of Pacific Botanicals in Grants Pass, about 45 miles from Ashland, grew for ORGANIC NATION to use in the production of an Organic Rye whiskey.
Drink the Earth Interview with Diane Paulson and Mark Wheeler
With a Masters degree in Education, ORGANIC NATION Co-Founder Diane Paulson is no stranger to the power of learning new things. Her and partner David Eliasen first concocted the idea for making organic vodka in Ashland, Oregon after sipping martinis together in 2006. She had a background in real estate; he was a water expert, having previously been a Water Master in nearby Jackson County. Figuring that the modest space requirements to get a distillery running were reasonable, they did not waste any time, starting in motion the process that would ultimately lead to becoming the first certified organic distillery in all of eco-friendly Oregon. Today, ORGANIC NATION is certified organic by the Oregon Tilth. To Read the Rest of this Article go to: DrinktheEarth.com.
In Honor of all of our consumers, we will be keeping you updated as the week goes on about the different ways Organic Nation Spirits makes sure our carbon foot print is small as possible (and hopefully invisible someday).
Most of you already know the benefits of purchasing Organic, I was lucky enough to have Annie Hoy from the Ashland Food Cooperative offer an eloquent statement in answer to the simple question...
‘Organic uses no toxic chemicals. Because of that, not only does organic
farming improve air and water quality, it protects farmworkers from
Organic supports smaller scale regional farmers. These organic farmers are
leaders in innovative research conducted on the farm at their own expense.
Multinational companies or governments do not fund their research, making it
Organic means no genetically modified seeds have been used. Plants grown
using organic methods are stronger. The soil is alive with micro-organisms
and is more fertile. That means an overall healthier ecosystem which