Ransom Dry Vermouth earns a Gold Medal from Tasters Guild International

We are pleased to announce that the inaugural batch of The Emerald 1865 Straight American Whiskey has taken home a prestigious Double Gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition

The Emerald wins a Double Gold Medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition

We are pleased to announce that the inaugural batch of The Emerald 1865 Straight American Whiskey has taken home a prestigious Double Gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition


Ransom Old Tom Gin receives 5 Stars from F. Paul Pacult's Spirit Journal

Ransom Old Tom Gin - Batch Number 44, Bottle Number 0282

Ransom Spirits; USA ; Sheridan,  OR - ($40; 44% ABV)

Last reviewed in 2010; Batch 13 was rated four stars. Pale gold color; unblemished clarity. I get pleasant notes upfront of juniper/pine, cigar box, new leather, wet sand, cardamom, apple peel; later inhalations detect dried herbs (sage, thyme), dried cranberry, dried pineapple. Entry is acutely citrusy/tropical fruit-like, refereshingly acidic, cleansing, substantial, grainy; midpalate shows off more of the botanicals and dried herbs, plus there's a background note of peppermint that's beguiling. Best batch yet.

Spirits Journal March 2014
Five Stars - Highest Recommendation

Ransom Spirits featured in Imbibe Magazine's Drinker's Guide to the Pacific NW



Oregon was ahead of the craft-distilling curve, and Clear Creek Distillery is widely considered the grandfather of Portland’s distilling scene...


Tad Seestedt followed a similar route, opening Ransom Spirits to make grappa and fruit eaux de vie, along with wine. In 2008, Ransom released an Old Tom Gin, followed by an herbaceous dry vermouth in 2012, and last year Seestedt introduced The Emerald, an Irish-style whiskey.


Clear Creek and Ransom were onlythe beginning...


See the article here

Ransom is pleased to announce the launch of Grape and Grain -
our Wine  & Spirits Club

At Ransom, we work hard to make products that speak to their literal and figurative roots, and we believe that we have created dynamic, terroir-driven wines and rich, complex craft spirits. We believe that wine and spirits are a celebration of life, deserving of a place on our table each day. Drinking premium quality, handcrafted wine and spirits need not be expensive or pretentious, and both can compliment good food and add to the sense of delight and fulfillment found in gathering to eat and drink. We are excited to share the fruits of our labor with you as a member of our wine club. The Ransom Wine and Spirits Club is a unique opportunity to have our products delivered directly to your door. This is the best way to experience all that Ransom has to offer! Our club offerings ship twice a year in Late Spring & Fall. 


 When you sign up for our club you will receive this exclusive benefits package:


●      Guaranteed allocation of limited production wines and spirits

●      A discount on club shipments and re-orders, as well as a 10% discount on all wine orders.
        There is also a 20%  discount on all orders of 12 bottles of wine or more.

●      Discounted shipping on spirits orders.

●      Complimentary tasting for up to four guests at our twice yearly club pick-up receptions

●      Complimentary annual dinner at our farm highlighting our wines and spirits (For Kestrel Club members only)

●      Winemaker and Distiller tasting, production and mixology notes are included in each shipment.

●      A Welcome Gift


Download an enrollment form

Ransom Dry Vermouth featured in the Oregonian's Review of Oregon Vermouths

Ransom Dry Vermouth ($31 for 750 ml; 18.4% ABV)


What it is: Highly regarded Sheridan winemaker/distiller Tad Seestedt has combined his two disciplines to make a dead-serious vermouth from a base of blanc de pinot noir.


Tasting notes: "Goodness, there is a lot going on here!" exclaimed Vickery, finding everything from Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal to anise on the nose. "Oh, man, that is awesome!"


Mixing suggestions: From a bartending perspective, this was Vickery's favorite of the light vermouths for its versatility. He suggested using it in a Glasgow (a Scotch-vermouth cocktail) or in place of Lillet and Absinthe in a Corpse Reviver #2. Available at Barrique Barrel, Hollywood Beverage, Market of Choice, The Meadow, Pastaworks, Pearl Specialty Market & Spirits and Zupan's.


See the article here