About Us

The country’s only publicly traded craft distillery (NASDAQ: EAST) Eastside Distilling Has Been Producing Master-Crafted Spirits On Southeast Portland’s Distillery Row Since 2008.

Artistry meets chemistry in our award-winning lineup

10 years on the east side

A once small, sleepy rum company founded in 2008 and tucked away on Portland’s famous distillery row, we’ve grown into the state’s third largest spirit producer and the country’s first publicly traded craft distillery; NASDAQ: EAST.  Over the span of 10 years we’ve launched many award-winning spirits including our hometown Portland Potato Vodka, Oregon Marionberry Whiskey, Hue-Hue Coffee Rum, and the new Burnside Whiskey expressions, all aged in Quercus Garryana casks, glorious Oregon Oak!  We have a diverse portfolio because our mission is to make craft accessible to the many, not the few.

expanding our craft footprint

In addition to our passion projects within the Eastside family of brands, we expanded our craft approach with the acquisition of Big Bottom Distilling and Motherlode Bottling Services in 2017, as well as our recent acquisition of Craft Canning to expand our capabilities into canning wine and RTD’s (ready-to-drink cocktails). These partnerships are a part of our 360-degree approach to providing quality craft products to our customers. . Big Bottom distills some of the best gins we’ve ever had and the American Distilling Institute agrees. In fact, they have stacks of medals for their craft - check out their website and see for yourself.

opportunities to create and contribute

Our reputation for quality and innovation precedes us.  So much so that we were able to garner the attention of John Rich, half of the country duo Big and Rich, to develop a specialty whiskey for his Redneck Riviera brand.  Redneck Riviera Whiskey won a gold medal for flavor at the Los Angeles International Spirit Awards has been sold into 32 states as of late 2018. The first brand extension, Granny Rich Reserve, an extra-aged expression of the original whiskey launched on Valentine’s Day of 2019 with much ado. We are honored to be a part of this project that gives a percentage of sales proceeds to Folds of Honor, a charitable foundation that awards scholarships to spouses and children of fallen veterans.

Toast to the team

Each bottle of spirit is owed to a masterful team led by industry veteran Mel Heim, our Master Distiller/Blender who was one of the American craft spirit scene’s first female distillers. In addition, we are thrilled to have head distiller Travis Schoney running lead at the Big Bottom outpost. Check out the bios of some of our key players.