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Episode 20 : Cascadia Liqueur
Episode 2021st August 2020 • Liquor and Liqueur Connoisseur • Matt Birchard
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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:

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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