Episode 20

Published on:

21st Aug 2020

Episode 20 : Cascadia Liqueur

Episode 20 features Cascadia American Bitter Liqueur. It also provides an overview of New Deal Distillery and the various adventures and experiments that lead to Cascadia's creation. At 35% ABV, or 70 proof, it's a decently potent liqueur.

Enjoy this episode with some Cascadia Liqueur!

Cascadia's official website: https://newdealdistillery.com/

Brief Historical Timeline:

  • 2001 - Distillery founder Tom Burkleaux gets the idea to start distilling
  • 2004 - New Deal Distillery is founded, the smallest licensed distillery in the USA at the time
  • 2005 - First distillery products go on sale
  • 2013 - Cascadia Liqueur is introduced

Key Cocktail:

Like most bitter spirits, Cascadia is perfect neat as an aperitif or digestif. However, give this cocktail a try should you want to mix it.

Negroni Blanc:

1 1/2 oz. Gin (New Deal Portland Dry Gin 33 recommended)

3/4 oz. Cascadia American Bitter Liqueur

3/4 oz. Cocchi Americano

1 dash orange bitters

1 dash aromatic bitters

Lemon peel for garnish

Mix over ice in a mixing glass and stir. Strain into a chilled coupe glass and garnish with the lemon peel.


Thanks again to Tom Burkleaux, Founder of New Deal Distillery for taking the time to speak with me for this episode, and sharing his stories with me.

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About the Podcast

Liquor and Liqueur Connoisseur
Podcast dedicated to drinking, discussing, and discovering the world of distilled spirits.
Liquor and Liqueur Connoisseur is a podcast for anyone that enjoys distilled spirits!

Built on the premise of drinking, discussing, and discovering the world of distilled spirits, each episode features consistent tastings and much more. The featured spirit's backstory is covered, including history of production, marketing, availability, notable events for the spirit, as well as personal stories on enjoyment.

This podcast features new episodes at least weekly, and is the work of host Matt Birchard, who created the podcast as a way to keep a new year's resolution to himself - which was to drink more!

So enjoy each episode whenever you have time, but it's recommended you enjoy a liquor or liqueur during the show!

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Matthew Birchard

I'm a fan of distilled spirits, and marketer by trade. Native of Portland, Oregon, USA.