Built on the strong tradition of craft beverages, Oregon now is considered to be one of the most active small batch spirits production areas, boasting over 50 liquor distillery licenses, according to the Oregon Liquor Control Commission. Although many consider Portland to be the mecca for craft spirits, the Willamette Valley is emerging as a craft brewing capital, with the entree of Vivacity Spirits and two other distilleries coupled with the quality wineries and breweries located from Salem to Eugene. It’s worth a trip down the Valley to Corvallis.