We’re at Portland International Airport.
Status: On Time
Gate C3… nonstop to Orange County… boarding in thirty minutes.
Yay, I think we have some few minutes to spare.
For those that aren’t familiar with Portland, this city is known for its amazing waterfalls, local coffee, and whiskeys.
International airports like to reflect their destination’s forté in their shops & restaurants. While there are obviously no waterfalls at the airport… you can sip on some local flavors of Portland right at the terminal.
In fact, right when you pass security, you’ll see a huge Stumptown Coffee Roasters.
I can see why Portland locals are such coffee snobs because this coffee is wayyyyyy better than an average Starbucks.
As you turn right from Stumptown, there is a whiskey distillery tasting lounge that is complimentary for all Priority Pass members.
Let me repeat that.
It is complimentary for ALL Priority Pass members. For up to $28 USD / person on the bill, you can taste anything for free. On top of that, members are allowed to bring a guest, who can also benefit from the perk!
fun fact: this is the only distillery in the world to offer whiskey tastings at an airport…
They have three main selections.
- Whiskey Tasting Flight
- Vodka Tasting Flight
- Cocktail Tasting Flight
We feel like a kid at a candy store. Which one should we choose?
Let’s just do all of them 😉
As you sip through your flights, you can browse through their store to learn about their distillery collections.
Ughs, the struggle is real. I don’t think we can finish all of this… is that sixteen drinks?!
Today’s forecast: 100% chance of getting (happily) drunk…
As a nice finishing touch, they also give you a complimentary gift of a single-malt tasting glass after you finish the whiskey tasting experience.
Overall, this is an awesome Priority Pass perk to have. Usually, I’m not a fan of this program, but these years they have impressively expanded & improved their airport lounge network.
I mean, with this tasting alone, we got $112 USD in value with just two memberships!
How’s the whiskey though? Honestly, it’s just alright. But it’s hard to be overly critical when all of this is… free