Guest Article by Bev Root, Owner of Ewing Young Distillery

Bev Root and Paul Long

Bev Root and Paul Long

This year, Ewing Young Distillery’s Annual Fall Whiskey Festival, on October 17, is offering something unique: a Guided Whiskey Tasting for Wine and Beer Enthusiasts. The idea came to me as I was taste-testing bourbon barrels with local beer and wine expert, Paul Long, of Long Brewing. We like to get Paul’s opinion because he has an amazing palate, and his chemist’s background helps discern and decipher what we’re tasting. Paul describes his tasting experiences using nomenclature from the beer and wine industries, so I figured he would be a great guy to help with a guided tasting at our Whiskey Festival, given our location in Oregon Wine Country.

The Guided Tasting is perfect for both newbies and those who want to sharpen their understanding of whiskey flavors. The Guided Tasting will cover the basics of how to taste whiskey; the mash bill, proof, aging, and finishing of each whiskey; and analyzing and identifying the flavors in the nose, palate, and finish of each whiskey.

Bev & Doug Root

The Distillery is releasing two new limited edition, small-batch whiskeys at the Festival, which will be part of the Guided Tasting flight. The Distillery is offering the Guided Tasting at $30 per person, which includes five whiskey pours and reserved seating at the Festival. Interested persons 21+ can register at

About the author- Bev Root

Bev founded Ewing Young Distillery in 2017 with her husband, Doug. She earned a certificate in Distillation from the nationally-acclaimed Moonshine University in Louisville, Kentucky, and a certificate from the American Institute of Distilling in Nosing and Blending in Denison, Texas. In her prior career, Bev served as chief operating officer and director of business development for three prominent Northwest law firms.