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Women's History Month: Brand Highlight

Women's History Month: Brand Highlight

It's March, and we know what that means! It's Women's History Month and it's time to explore one of our woman-owned Tipxy craft brands! Not only is Freeland Spirits owned by a woman, but they also emphasize and empower women in the male dominated spirits industry. 


Left to right: Molly Troupe, Master Distiller for Freeland Spirits, and Jill Keuhler, Freeland Spirits Founder

Women's History Month

Women's History Month was created to celebrate and honor the accomplishments and achievements of women across the world, and the wine and spirits industry is no exception. Historically, the month of March has been used to celebrate monumental women such as Cleopatra, Rosa Parks, Amelia Earhart, Dolores Huerta, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Malala Yousafzai, among many others. Since women can often be under-recognized and under-appreciated, Women's History Month is an important opportunity to acknowledge the many contributions and impacts women have had on the world. 

Freeland Spirits: All About Women

Freeland Spirits is an Oregon based distillery that was founded by Jill Kueler after a "fateful whiskey-drinking night," during which she wanted to know more about the terroir of the spirit she was drinking with her friend Corey Carmen, now the rancher that grows the grain for the Freeland Spirits spirits. Jill is definitely a woman who's making history! Listen to Jill talk to Tia from EZdrinking about how Freeland Spirits started and what they stand for here. right image

Freeland Spirits was founded on principles of individualism, women-power, and hard work, and was named after Jill's grandma, Meemaw Freeland. She may not have been a drinker, but she embodied the Freeland Spirits spirit. 

"Freeland Free Spirits Program celebrates female-identifying, transgender, and gender-nonconforming Oregonians who are busting through the glass ceilings and soaring. These are people who think and act in an uninhibited way without worrying about so-called rules or norms. We might call them non-conformists, rule-benders, iconoclasts, mavericks, or bohemians. We might say they march to their own beat, to their own muse. We appreciate them for their abilities to help their community, to create beauty, to be original, to blaze trails, and to celebrate unabashedly."

Check out Freeland Spirits' catalog below: 

Freeland Spirits Gin

Freeland Spirits offers a fresh, earthy, and bold gin, with aromas of spice, garden herbs, citrus, floral hints, and nuanced undertones of spruce. The taste is of "layered spice balanced by freshness, strikingly smooth texture," and "rounded body.

Freeland Spirits Bourbon

Freeland Spirits Bourbon, in which “soft caramel, vanilla and spice dance into the whiskey from charred American oak barrels,” has aromas of toffee, marmalade, smoked pecan and clove, and has a smooth taste of "soft caramel and baked berries layered with vanilla bean, cocoa and spice."

Freeland Spirits Dry Gin

The brave Navy Strength London-Dry style gin was created in honor of the groundbreaking women who are paving the way in terms of equality for women in the workforce, with juniper at the forefront along with nuances of forest greens, citrus, green olives, and spice. 

Freeland Spirits Straight Rye Whiskey

Freeland Spirits took some rye barrels and transferred them into Magdalena Rum barrels. The rum barrels infused flavors of caramelized pineapple, with the rye adding the spice. After two years in those barrels, the combination was transformed into the Freeland Spirits Straight Rye Whiskey, with only 600 bottles released total. According to, tasting notes include hints of "thick caramel syrup drizzled over ice cream, hints of marzipan and caramelized pineapple."

Jill Kuehler with Freeland Spirits bottles

Don't forget to check out Tia from EZdrinking interviewing Jill, founder of Freeland Spirits, about the proud women's mission and meaning behind Freeland Spirits' spirit company!

 Cheers to all women out there and everything they can and will accomplish!

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