Westward Whiskey: Portland Proud

Chad Chisholm, special to JustLuxe

With the onslaught of distilleries appearing across the global landscape, it takes a very special group to stand out. House Spirits Distillery does just that in the heart of Portland, Oregon. The team here almost feels like family-friendly and welcoming, eager to share their experiences and love for their product. With a wide array of spirits available, from vodka to rum, aquavit to developmental spirits, the newest addition is something to behold: Westward Whiskey.


Courtesy House Spirits Distillery

Master Distiller Christian Krogstad beams as he walks through the newly built distillery. Expanding House Spirits Distillery in 2015 with a $6 million facility, they are now the largest distilling operation in the Pacific Northwest. Wanting to create a gin with a purpose, Krogstad started his minimalist distillery in hopes to create something new, not just copying a product that was already in existence. This drive can be found throughout the company’s suite of alcohols, with new, complex spirits adding their own unique notes.

Chad Chisholm


Chad Chisholm

Chad Chisholm is a professional photographer and travel writer. Marrying the two together, his travels have taken him across the world, staying in everything from Parisian Penthouses to huts in Ecuador in the rainforest. His work has been published in ISLANDS, Afar, WildJunket, AAA publications, and more. To see Chad's photographic work, visit ...(Read More)

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