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What They're Saying...

What They're Saying...

In the news… visit Eater.com and discover the select group of distilleries in the U.S. who make Krupnik (or Krupnikas). A great read!

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It Takes A Village #1

It Takes A Village #1

It’s been about one year since JVR Spirits went from an idea to a reality. We’re going on four months since we filled and sold the first bottle of JVR Spirits Krupnik. The things I’ve learned in the process would fill several Field Notes™ notebooks, but none more than this: it takes a village.

My dad’s initials are on the bottle, my very best effort went into what’s inside, but this would not have happened without help from a long list of people. In this and future posts, I hope to celebrate and thank many who have given so much more than asked when I came knocking.

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When The Going Gets Weird, The Weird Turn Pro

When The Going Gets Weird, The Weird Turn Pro

Tonight, I did something I haven’t done in a long, long, time. I made a batch of Krupnik, at home, in my own kitchen. The tea smelled as tantalizing as usual and I used some honey I found in the cupboard that was of indeterminate age and origin. After blending, I tasted it hot off the boil, and it was fantastic! A most excellent reminder of how this all began.

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Heading Up?

Heading Up?

The one time it is safe to eat yellow snow? When your friend spills Krupnik on it.

If you’re heading to the mountains, may we suggest JVR Spirits Krupnik? The sweet warmth of a shot of Krupnik is the perfect complement to the cold mountain snow. On Mount Hood, you can pick up a bottle at the liquor store inside of Govy General Store. You can also enjoy Krupnik at Mt. Hood Brewing in Guvvy. Higher up, enjoy a Jingle Bells—a toddy made with Krupnik—at the Ram’s Head or the Blue Ox at historic Timberline Lodge.

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Naughty or Nice?

Naughty or Nice?

If you have a naughty and nice list this Christmas, consider the value proposition of JVR Spirits Krupnik. Our 375ml bottle is guaranteed to fit in any stocking (and some purses) and is also the perfect gift for those on your “naughty” list. Just be sure to let that person know that people on the “nice” list got the 750ml bottle. When the word gets out, don’t surprised how big your “nice” list gets next year.

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Exercise Your Rights!

Exercise Your Rights!

Eighty-one years ago today, Americans regained the right to purchase and consume alcohol. Repeal of prohibition came just nine months after the birth of our namesake, JVR. Coincidence? You decide.

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Food and Drink!

Food and Drink!

Now that Krupnik is running in the wild, we are quickly getting new recipes for both cocktails and food that feature Krupnik.

Visit the Cocktail Recipes section of The Notebook to see some new suggestions.

Check out the Food Pairings Section of The Notebook for a soup featuring Krupnik spices and more.

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People's Choice? People's Choice!

People's Choice? People's Choice!

JVR Spirits Krupnik was voted the People’s Choice award winner for the 2014 Great American Distillers Festival! Thank you from the bottom of a 500L tank of Krupnik to everyone who tried Krupnik and told us how much you love it by casting your vote.

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Get Your Krupnik On

Get Your Krupnik On

Krupnik will be available to purchase by the bottle beginning Saturday November 1st at the New Deal Distillery tasting room. Tasting room hours are Noon to 5PM Wednesday through Sunday. New Deal is at 900 SE Salmon Street, Portland, OR 97214.

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What Kind Of Liqueur Are You?

What Kind Of Liqueur Are You?

I got Krupnik! I was shocked! Take this test and see what you get. You won’t believe question #3. This is the most amazing thing you’ll see on the internet today. Be sure to watch to the end—you won’t believe what happens!

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Design Week Portland

Design Week Portland

In the course of one short evening, tens of Portlanders met Krupnik for the first time, and a non-scientific survey reported that 99 and 44/100ths of them liked it.

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Is That A Bottle Of Krupnik?

Is That A Bottle Of Krupnik?

Stay tuned for details on when and where you can buy JVR Spirits Krupnik for the very first time.

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Thanks Dad

Thanks Dad

Dad was a Physicist of the rarest sort, the learn-by-doing type. He was not so much self-taught, as he was eager and willing to learn from whatever and whoever life brought to him.

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Making Krupnik

Making Krupnik

The traditional way to make Krupnik is simple: make a spicy tea, blend that with honey and add alcohol. What makes it “The JVR Way”?

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