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8th Devil is proud to exclusively distribute Stillwagon Distillery's finely crafted "The Devil's Own" line of spirits in the California market. Richard (Rick) Stillwagon, founder and master distiller, is driven by a passion for creating products and processes in harmony with nature. In his own words:
"It all started with a koi pond. I have long been enamored with pond culture and the beautiful Koi fish. I have built several ponds over my time to house these fish and play at creating a self-sustaining ecosystem. As with everything I do, I look at what others have done and what is best for the subject, in this case, the fish. Generally, warm, clean water is best for Koi. Koi are a relatively hardy carp, but the ones that I ordered were raised in the warmth of Florida. When I got mine, they started dying due to a suppressed immune system due to the cold water.
Warming a large amount of water is an expensive hobby. I tried electric heaters and found them to be way too costly to run. So, I started looking at alternative fuels and greenhouse like structures over the pond to retain heat. I settled on experimenting with pellet stoves.
From there I had a pellet stove invented with heat exchangers and created steam. Steam lead down a variety of tangents: steam heat, steam engines, Sterling engines, water distillation, and fuel ethanol distillation. I started with water distillation until it was suggested that if you can distill water, you can distill ethanol as it takes less heat.
I had a steam engine built for me in India, built a greenhouse, and began experiments in aquaculture and aquaponics. These ventures began to get expensive and I needed to start making more money than I was spending. This is when we began down the road to distilled spirits.
We chose to produce rum as it was not commonly made in Oregon. We now produce 11 rums and a vodka made from sugarcane. The story doesn’t end there, I am still pursuing other technologies surrounding water purification, recycling, waster heat reuse, aquaculture, aquaponics, CO2 capture and remediation, composting and vermiculture. These all play a part in the big picture of Stillwagon Distillery."
A Distinctive Line of Finely Hand-Crafted Spirits!
subtly fruity with a sweet clean aftertaste.
Infused with real coconut & a dash of vanilla. Sweet, smooth, and exotically delicious!
Barrel aged for 2 years gives this rum smooth oak and vanilla notes reminiscent of a fine bourbon.
3 times, cuts made twice to ensure the cleanest smoothest spirit. Proofed with
pure spring water, this vodka is incredibly smooth and light with a slightly
Several fantastic The Devil's Own spirits are also available by request, including: Spiced Rum, Black Spiced Rum, Cranberry Rum, Feijoa Rum, Mocha Rum, Pineapple Rum, Falernum, and Hibiscus Rum.
The Devil's Own can now be found at these fine California retailers and restaurants:
Portland's Premier Family-Owned Distiller
8th Devil is proud to distribute Rolling River Spirits, a family owned and operated craft distillery located in Portland, Oregon. Launched in the spring of 2014, Rolling River Spirits creates the highest quality artisan spirits made from the freshest ingredients. The name, Rolling River, was inspired by the many majestic rivers in the Pacific Northwest, and underscores the importance of pure water in the distillation process.
Only the finest ingredients available are used in hand-crafting the spirits. The head distiller, Tim Rickard, personally creates each blend using his own custom-built stills and Portland's renowned pure water, which stems from the Bull Run watershed. The distillation and bottling of all products occur on site and is overseen and approved by all of the team.
VODKA - A gold medal winning Vodka with a clean and extremely smooth spirit that is easy on the palate, with a subtle spice lift at the end. Distilled from an organic, non-GMO hard red winter wheat in small batches, using a custom built, reflux style column still; which provides the equivalent of a ten-time distillation, resulting in a quality spirit. 80 proof.
GIN - Winner of multiple gold medals, this aromatic contemporary-style Gin has a delightfully balanced blend of twelve botanicals resulting in an extremely pleasant spirit! Juniper berry forward, (though not overpowering) with citrus, cardamom, and hints of coriander, star anise, and other spices for a deliciously flavorful and fragrant Gin. 84 proof
COFFEE SPIRIT - Creafted with our award-winning vodka distilled with locally roasted coffee beans from Coava Coffee Roasters of Portland, who provide a custom single-source bean-roasted coffee bringing a bold, rich and chocolaty flavor. The initial vodka is distilled (10X) with a hint of non-GMO organic pure cane sugar, and is then combined with the custom brewed coffee, and again distilled one final time resulting in a smooth, sweet tasting Coffee Spirit. Enjoy it neat, on the rocks, or blended into a limitless variety of coffee and mocha style drinks. 80 proof
HABANERO VODKA (MILD) - An infusion of fresh orange habanero peppers (~300,000 Scoville units) brings a gentle warm heat to our award-winning vodka. With the spice-heat of the pepper painstakingly removed, this spirit brings out all the pepper flavor without the fiery burn. 80 proof
HABANERO VODKA (HOT) - A variation of the infusion of fresh orange habanero peppers brings an upscale heat to our pepper vodka. With the spice-heat of the pepper meticulously adjusted, this spirit brings out all the pepper flavor with an easily-tasted-yet-manageable spicy punch. 80 proof
Honoring a branch of their family's Norwegian heritage, Rolling River Spirits produces some of the largest varieties of hand-crafted Aquavit. From the Latin "aqua" (water) and "vita" (life), these ‘Water of Life’ spirits are made in the traditional way, yet with the added twist of Rolling River's own artisan flavor profiles and preferences. The base Aquavit spirit is from their signature non-GMO organic winter wheat. This is a traditional spirit that is caraway-forward and crafted from an array of botanical spices. With un-aged and oak-aged variations, Rolling River's creative Aquavits can be sipped neat, paired with different courses of a meal, or featured in unique and compelling cocktails.
OLE BJØRKEVOLL AQUAVIT – Our flagship Aquavit with a Portland twist to a Scandinavian classic; caraway, dill, and fennel combine for a light, spicy, smooth and savory finish. This Aquavit can be served by itself, enjoyed throughout a meal, or can be focused on the beginning of a meal by accompanying breads, cheeses, smoked fish, and other tasty appetizers. We enjoy using this spirit as a marinade for Salmon or other seafood which is then barbecued. 84 proof
OLD OLE BJØRKEVOLL AQUAVIT – An aged version of ‘Ole Bjørkevoll Aquavit’. The caraway, dill and fennel combine to age in French Oak barrels. With this Aquavit, one advances into pairing with the main course and the vast array of side dishes and meats. 84 proof
BJØRKEVOLL’S HOLIDAY AQUAVIT – Our twist on a spirit for the holidays or any special occasion. Based on our ‘Ole Bjørkevoll Aquavit’, we add cinnamon, cardamom, and allspice. An outstanding choice for the cool winter months!
We enjoy supporting charity events through pouring opportunities. Please join us at these upcoming event as we introduce discerning consumers to our featured distillers!
Casa Pacifica Wine & Food Festival – Saturday, June 3rd. 1:00 – 5:00PM
South Bay 8th Annual Taste of Summer benefiting Give Back Homes. Redondo Beach Hotel. Wednesday, June 20th, 5:00 – 8:30PM
3rd Annual Blue Jean Ball benefiting Ventura County Food Share. Walnut Grove @ Tierra Rejada Farms. Thursday, September 20th, 5:00-9:00PM
25th Annual Pier Under The Stars benefiting Pier Into the Future. Ventura Promenade. Saturday, October 6th, 5:00-8:00pm
Burbank Winter Wine Walk - Saturday, November 17, 2018
Ventura Winter Wine Walk - Saturday, December 1, 2018
In January of 2017, Mark & Gwen Beach began the process of opening 8th Devil Distributing LLC to showcase 100% finely crafted, all natural distilled spirits to the discerning connoisseur. We are a Veteran-owned and operated small business in Ventura County.
It began with a 30th high school reunion on the central Oregon coast and a trip to Stillwagon Distillery. After a tour, a lesson in how the hand-crafted rums and vodka were made, and a tasting; we were hooked. We spent several hours over the next few days speaking with the distiller about the artisan process of producing true hand-crafted products with real ingredients and learning about the sustainable waste water recycling process he developed. By the time we returned home from the reunion we knew we wanted to start a distribution company that would showcase spirits made by true artisanal distillers.
8th Devil Distributing was started to showcase 100% hand-crafted spirits. We specialize in distributing for those producers who are entering the market with small batch, craft-distilled products. Our current roster includes Stillwagon Ditillery and Rolling River Spirts. We are a small specialty distributor with the intent to grow a portfolio of artisanal brands from across the U.S.
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