One of my goals is to get out and about regardless of the rain. Living in Utah we just went inside when it rained and waited 15 minutes to an hour until it stopped. Life stopped for the rain. People ran squealing for cover at the first sign of drops. I remember once when I was working at a thrift store there being about 30 people milling around by the doors, their purchases already completed, waiting for the sun to crack so they could head back outside to their cars. Their cars were parked only 10 yards away.
So when my friend Jen came up to visit me from Utah I was bound and determined to set a good example as a newly minted Pacific Northwesterner. We headed out despite the downpour, and journeyed to Portland's Distillery Row - a series of craft distilleries in Southeast Portland that are creating innovative and fun spirits. Our first stop was Deco Distilling, located at 1512 SE 7th Ave.
I appreciated the time Augustina took in speaking with me about the rums and about Deco, and it was a lovely treat to have one of the owners, Bill Adams, come out to speak with us as well. He talked about starting Deco, the process of rum-making, and was incredibly kind in the face of our rum naivete. Thanks to you both for your hospitality and amazing rum. I have had a couple of homemade rum and cokes with the Ginger Rum since visiting and they are fantastic!