About Us

The horizon on 9 Rocks logo comes from Cathedral Rock located about 17 miles up river from Spray. Nine Rocks Vodka is named after boulders surrounding a natural spring, high in the Oregon desert, which provides the water for this artisanal vodka.

This water is filtered and the resulting vodka embodies a pure and immaculate flavor. This pure water imparts a certain ruggedness to this vodka that makes one think of nature and life.

Black Rock may be from one of the smaller towns of any Distillery in America. It’s home, Spray, Oregon has a population of 160. We are committed to rural economic development as well as making first rate spirits.

Black Rock Distillery is in a large shop building on a slope above the river. The work is done in a spotless and spacious room.

The key to the quality is the custom designed filtering system. The liquid circulates 30 times through a charcoal filter, and then through three additional filters, purging alcohol fumes and any sediments before the liquid goes to the bottling machine.

Check out this article from the Eastern Oregonian


Our 100% Gluten Free spirit is sure to leave you feeling fresh the next morning as Gluten is one of the leading factors in hangover symptoms: Headache, nausea,  fatigue.

Basic Drinking rules (see recipe page) should be followed to ensure a hangover free morning

Other contributors to hangovers are, methyl alcohol (methanol). AND Fusel oils.

Methanol is a byproduct of the fermentation process. In large doses it can even cause blindness. This the amount of methanol is reduced by the number of times the spirit is distilled + the activated carbon absorbs it. The better the filter, the lower the hang over. (when you open up a bottle of distilled alcohol, the harsh (rubbing alcohol type) smell is most likely methanol.  This is obviously more prevalent on bottom shelf products.) Fusel oils are extracted the same way, only more passes through the distillation column and carbon filtration. 

We take all these factors into consideration when creating and maintaining this truly one of a kind Oregon made Vodka.

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