Slide Show: 2013 Toast Craft Spirits Revival
This year's Toast, held at Two World Trade Center in downtown Portland, brought in food carts to give the festival goers something to soak up all that booze.
The well-lit and wide-open space of the World Trade Center skybridge made for perfect daytime spirits tasting.
Deb Counts-Tabor of Sage and Sea Farms with her colorful and wide variety of fruit based drinking vinegars, from fennel to quince to every type of berry. They are sold locally at New Seasons and Sheridan Fruit Company.
Fennel shrub drinking vinegar from Sage and Sea Farms.
James Whelan with McMenamins Edgefield's diverse line-up of spirits, from Monkey Puzzle whiskey to Herbal Liqueur No. 7.
Distinctly McMenamins' artwork and graphics on the labels of Edgefield's spirits.
Son and father Leon and David Glaser of Glaser Estate Winery and Distillery, Roseburg.
Spirits from Glaser Distillery, including their limited edition Safari Vodka, inspired by the Wildlife Safari in Winston, OR. Glaser donates a portion of the profits of each bottle sold to the safari.
Bull Run Distilling, which operates on NW Quimby Street, sampled rum, whiskey, and their popular Medoyeff vodka.
Diane Paulson of Cascade Peaks Spirit Distillery hands over a shot of one of her Organic Nation certified organic spirits.
Michael Higgins of Rogue Ale and Spirits gets another shot ready.
Mark White of Portland-based Indio Spirits.
Attendees could buy bottles of what they liked to take home for a little cocktail mastery of their own.
Dining a la fresco post-Toast. Until next year, salud!