An apprenticeship at Rogue Distillery and Public House led Heim to join Eastside in 2012. Since then, the company has acquired MotherLode Craft Spirits in March and Big Bottom Distilling in May.

One of a handful of female distillers in the country, Heim oversees the production of top sellers like Burnside Bourbons, Portland Potato Vodka and Below Deck Coffee Rum.

“Distillation is science,” she says. “The art comes in with the aging process. The value is added afterwards.”

About Eastside Distilling.

Eastside Distilling, Inc. (ESDI) is located in Southeast Portland’s Distillery Row, and has been producing high-quality, master crafted spirits since 2008. Makers of award winning spirits, the company is unique in the marketplace and distinguished by its highly decorated product lineup that includes Barrel Hitch American Whiskies, Burnside Bourbon, Below Deck Rums, Portland Potato Vodka, and a distinctive line of infused whiskeys.

All Eastside spirits are master crafted from natural ingredients for unparalleled quality and taste. The company is publicly traded under the symbol NASDAQ: ESDI. For more information visit: or follow the company on Twitter and Facebook.

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