The nose has a slight limestone-like note to it with a slight powdered sugar undertone. Portland 90 Vodka isn’t vapory and has no citrus in the nose. The entry is very soft, round, and sweet with the slightest core of white pepper spice. It’s wonderfully balanced right from the start with a delightful mouthfeel. The core spice from the entry opens and envelops the sweet notes without obliterating them. It’s almost like the sweet and the spice trade places for a mid palate transformation that’s spectacular. The finish is long and balanced with nice spice and sweet in even amounts.
New Deal Distillery provides high quality, craft-distilled spirits, inspired by the DIY spirit of Portland. Their products are distilled in small copper pot stills with Bull Run water and natural and organic ingredients, sourced locally whenever possible. Started in 2004, New Deal was one of the first distilleries in Portland's Distillery Row and continues to play a big part in the city's place in the craft distilling scene.