Distillery and Brewery tours available, please call 503-640-6174 for tour times.

About Cornelius Pass Roadhouse Distillery

Established: September 2011
Distillery and Brewery tours available, please call 503-640-6174 for tour times.

Explore the former granary barn constructed by the Imbrie family in the 1850s, and known today as one of two McMenamins' distilleries. Its crowning glory is a century-old, 160-gallon Alambic Charentais pot still. It once sat in an old barn in Cognac, France, and came here in 2011. This copper beauty sits atop bricks recycled from Edgefield, Kennedy School and the Crystal Hotel. The first spirit released from this distillery was White Owl Whiskey, and the creativity and craft continues today with new releases.

McMenamins spirits are available for purchase at the Cornelius Pass Roadhouse and 12 other McMenamins locations.

Did you know we have another distillery? Visit the Edgefield Distillery, our first in the company, founded in 1998.
 

McMenamins Bitters

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Our distillers are alchemists as much as they are distillers. They work with all kinds of unique botanicals and natural flavors for McMenamins spirits, so it only made sense for them to apply that expertise in developing bitters that would complement our ever-evolving list of Northwest-inspired cocktails, as well as the repertoire of home bartenders.

Our new line of bitters is available in four varieties: Cherry, Citrus Hops, Chocolate and Aztec Chocolate. Matching bitters to your favorite McMenamins spirit is as easy as matching the strength of one product to another. Our Cherry Bitters play wonderfully with Hogshead Whiskey (think Manhattans!) while our Citrus Hop Bitters complement the botanicals in our Gables Gin, and Aztec Chocolate Bitters pair perfectly with your favorite tequila. If you have questions about how to use your new bottle of bitters, ask your local bartender; they’re happy to help you create your new favorite elixir.
 
McMenamins Aztec Chocolate Bitters     Blackest Heart Barrel Aged Cherry Chocolate Coffee Stout
  • Locally roasted cacao nibs, herbs and Mexican red peppers create a spicier version of the traditional Chocolate bitters, adding depth and intrigue to sweet or savory sips. 
 




 




McMenamins Citrus Hops Bitters   Blackest Heart Barrel Aged Cherry Chocolate Coffee Stout
  • Grapefruit zest, hops and a small amount of orris root—the fragrant rhizome of the Iris flower—make for a floral, citrusy addition to cocktails or seltzers.


 
 





 
McMenamins Chocolate Bitters     Blackest Heart Barrel Aged Cherry Chocolate Coffee Stout
  • Locally-roasted Ecuadorian cacao nibs impart a rich cocoa butter and pure chocolate flavor that nicely accompany dark spirits and comfort cocktails.



 
 




 
McMenamins Cherry Bitters     Blackest Heart Barrel Aged Cherry Chocolate Coffee Stout
  • Inspired by the cherry trees that surround the granary at Cornelius Pass Roadhouse, red sour cherry, dark sweet cherry and fresh herbs lend themselves to a tart and very aromatic flavor profile.
 







 
 

BITTERS COCKTAILS
 

 

BILLY’S CHERRY SOUR
Blackest Heart Barrel Aged Cherry Chocolate Coffee StoutBilly Wheat Whiskey, fresh-squeezed lemon, McMenamins Cherry Bitters
•Glassware: Bucket
  •In a mixing tin combine:

     1 shot lemon
     ½ shot simple
     4 dashes McMenamins cherry bitters
     1 shot Billy Whiskey
  • Add ice
 • Shake and dump
 • Garnish: lemon flag



AZTEC BOULEVARDIER
Blackest Heart Barrel Aged Cherry Chocolate Coffee StoutHogshead Whiskey, Campari, sweet vermouth, McMenamins Aztec Chocolate Bitters
Glassware: Cocktail/Coupe
  •In a stirring vessel, combine:

     1 ½ shot Hogshead Whiskey
     1 shot Campari
     1 shot sweet vermouth
     3 dashes McMenamins Aztec Chocolate Bitters
  • Add ice
 • Stir 20-30 seconds
 • Strain into cocktail/coupe glass
 • Garnish: orange peel



GABLES CASCADE RICKEY
Blackest Heart Barrel Aged Cherry Chocolate Coffee StoutGables Gin, fresh-squeezed lime, McMenamins Citrus Hops Bitters, topped with soda
Glassware: Collins
  •In a mixing tin combine:
     
1 shot lime
     ½ shot simple
     4 dashes McMenamins Citrus Hops bitters
    1 shot Gables
  • Add ice
 • Shake and dump
 • Re-ice
 • Top with soda
 • Garnish: half lime wheel
 

HIS DUDENESS
Blackest Heart Barrel Aged Cherry Chocolate Coffee StoutEdgefield Coffee liqueur, Vodka, McMenamins Chocolate Bitters, half & half
•Glassware: Bucket
  •Fill bucket with ice
:
     1 shot McMenamins Coffee Liqueur
     ½ shot Fleischman’s Vodka
     3 dashes McMenamins Chocolate Bitters
  • Re-ice
 • Fill w/ half & half
 • Garnish: none






 

Where to Buy Our Spirits

Cornelius Pass Roadhouse Distillery and Edgefield Distillery spirits are available only at McMenamins.
They can be enjoyed by the glass and in mixed drinks at all of our pubs and hotels.

Bottles can be purchased to-go at the following locations:

23rd Avenue Bottle Shop · Portland, Ore.
Anderson School · Bothell, Wash.
Cedar Hills · Beaverton, Ore.
CPR Distillery / Imbrie Hall · Hillsboro, Ore.
Edgefield Distillery / Gift Shop · Troutdale, Ore.
Gearhart Hotel · Gearhart, Ore.
Grand Lodge · Forest Grove, Ore.
Kalama Harbor Lodge · Kalama, Wash.
Kennedy School Gift Shop · Portland, Ore.
Hotel Oregon · McMinnville, Ore.
Old Church & Pub · Wilsonville, Ore.
Old St. Francis School · Bend, Ore.
North Bank · Eugene, Ore.
Roseburg Station · Roseburg, Ore.

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    Established: September 2011
    Distillery and Brewery tours available, please call 503-640-6174 for tour times.

    Explore the former granary barn constructed by the Imbrie family in the 1850s, and known today as one of two McMenamins' distilleries. Its crowning glory is a century-old, 160-gallon Alambic Charentais pot still. It once sat in an old barn in Cognac, France, and came here in 2011. This copper beauty sits atop bricks recycled from Edgefield, Kennedy School and the Crystal Hotel. The first spirit released from this distillery was White Owl Whiskey, and the creativity and craft continues today with new releases.

    McMenamins spirits are available for purchase at the Cornelius Pass Roadhouse and 12 other McMenamins locations.

    Did you know we have another distillery? Visit the Edgefield Distillery, our first in the company, founded in 1998.
     

  • McMenamins Bitters

    Shop Online


    Our distillers are alchemists as much as they are distillers. They work with all kinds of unique botanicals and natural flavors for McMenamins spirits, so it only made sense for them to apply that expertise in developing bitters that would complement our ever-evolving list of Northwest-inspired cocktails, as well as the repertoire of home bartenders.

    Our new line of bitters is available in four varieties: Cherry, Citrus Hops, Chocolate and Aztec Chocolate. Matching bitters to your favorite McMenamins spirit is as easy as matching the strength of one product to another. Our Cherry Bitters play wonderfully with Hogshead Whiskey (think Manhattans!) while our Citrus Hop Bitters complement the botanicals in our Gables Gin, and Aztec Chocolate Bitters pair perfectly with your favorite tequila. If you have questions about how to use your new bottle of bitters, ask your local bartender; they’re happy to help you create your new favorite elixir.
     
    McMenamins Aztec Chocolate Bitters     Blackest Heart Barrel Aged Cherry Chocolate Coffee Stout
    • Locally roasted cacao nibs, herbs and Mexican red peppers create a spicier version of the traditional Chocolate bitters, adding depth and intrigue to sweet or savory sips. 
     




     




    McMenamins Citrus Hops Bitters   Blackest Heart Barrel Aged Cherry Chocolate Coffee Stout
    • Grapefruit zest, hops and a small amount of orris root—the fragrant rhizome of the Iris flower—make for a floral, citrusy addition to cocktails or seltzers.


     
     





     
    McMenamins Chocolate Bitters     Blackest Heart Barrel Aged Cherry Chocolate Coffee Stout
    • Locally-roasted Ecuadorian cacao nibs impart a rich cocoa butter and pure chocolate flavor that nicely accompany dark spirits and comfort cocktails.



     
     




     
    McMenamins Cherry Bitters     Blackest Heart Barrel Aged Cherry Chocolate Coffee Stout
    • Inspired by the cherry trees that surround the granary at Cornelius Pass Roadhouse, red sour cherry, dark sweet cherry and fresh herbs lend themselves to a tart and very aromatic flavor profile.
     







     
     

    BITTERS COCKTAILS
     

     

    BILLY’S CHERRY SOUR
    Blackest Heart Barrel Aged Cherry Chocolate Coffee StoutBilly Wheat Whiskey, fresh-squeezed lemon, McMenamins Cherry Bitters
    •Glassware: Bucket
      •In a mixing tin combine:

         1 shot lemon
         ½ shot simple
         4 dashes McMenamins cherry bitters
         1 shot Billy Whiskey
      • Add ice
     • Shake and dump
     • Garnish: lemon flag



    AZTEC BOULEVARDIER
    Blackest Heart Barrel Aged Cherry Chocolate Coffee StoutHogshead Whiskey, Campari, sweet vermouth, McMenamins Aztec Chocolate Bitters
    Glassware: Cocktail/Coupe
      •In a stirring vessel, combine:

         1 ½ shot Hogshead Whiskey
         1 shot Campari
         1 shot sweet vermouth
         3 dashes McMenamins Aztec Chocolate Bitters
      • Add ice
     • Stir 20-30 seconds
     • Strain into cocktail/coupe glass
     • Garnish: orange peel



    GABLES CASCADE RICKEY
    Blackest Heart Barrel Aged Cherry Chocolate Coffee StoutGables Gin, fresh-squeezed lime, McMenamins Citrus Hops Bitters, topped with soda
    Glassware: Collins
      •In a mixing tin combine:
         
    1 shot lime
         ½ shot simple
         4 dashes McMenamins Citrus Hops bitters
        1 shot Gables
      • Add ice
     • Shake and dump
     • Re-ice
     • Top with soda
     • Garnish: half lime wheel
     

    HIS DUDENESS
    Blackest Heart Barrel Aged Cherry Chocolate Coffee StoutEdgefield Coffee liqueur, Vodka, McMenamins Chocolate Bitters, half & half
    •Glassware: Bucket
      •Fill bucket with ice
    :
         1 shot McMenamins Coffee Liqueur
         ½ shot Fleischman’s Vodka
         3 dashes McMenamins Chocolate Bitters
      • Re-ice
     • Fill w/ half & half
     • Garnish: none






     
  • Cornelius Pass Roadhouse Distillery and Edgefield Distillery spirits are available only at McMenamins.
    They can be enjoyed by the glass and in mixed drinks at all of our pubs and hotels.

    Bottles can be purchased to-go at the following locations:

    23rd Avenue Bottle Shop · Portland, Ore.
    Anderson School · Bothell, Wash.
    Cedar Hills · Beaverton, Ore.
    CPR Distillery / Imbrie Hall · Hillsboro, Ore.
    Edgefield Distillery / Gift Shop · Troutdale, Ore.
    Gearhart Hotel · Gearhart, Ore.
    Grand Lodge · Forest Grove, Ore.
    Kalama Harbor Lodge · Kalama, Wash.
    Kennedy School Gift Shop · Portland, Ore.
    Hotel Oregon · McMinnville, Ore.
    Old Church & Pub · Wilsonville, Ore.
    Old St. Francis School · Bend, Ore.
    North Bank · Eugene, Ore.
    Roseburg Station · Roseburg, Ore.

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