Portland’s distillery scene, already a proud tradition in the city, recently got a new addition with The Aimsir Distilling Co. Sharing a building with Culmination Brewing on NE Oregon Street, Aimsir makes whiskey and gin and serves full cocktails as well as a full menu of food inspired by Irish cooking.
Aimsir, which roughly translates to time, moment, and weather in Irish Gaelic, comes from husband and wife duo Christine and Steve Hopkins. Though neither comes from a background in alcoholic spirits distillation, the two have a background in chemistry and a shared love for Oregon’s wine, spirits, and beer scene. “I’ve distilled a ton of stuff before,” says
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