About Us

Jeff D'Achino

Jeff’s journey started in Butler, New Jersey then took him to Oregon State University where he received his Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and Horticulture. Bringing over two decades of experience in cryogenics of hops for the USDA and managing greenhouses and warehouses for urban farming, his science background is complemented by a precise palate and big dreams. Ask him about the distilling process or the flavor profiles or grain to glass distilling and he will be happy to “geek” out with you.

Ben Jeans

Born and raised in Portland, Ben’s nearly three decades as a carpenter have prepared him to work towards his goal of becoming a Master Distiller. His attention to detail and unwavering focus has helped product development and sales excel quickly as Stillweather Spirits grows nationally. If you’re looking for a cigar pairing or cocktail inspiration, Ben is your guy!

Erin D'Achino

The iconic jam band Phish lured Erin away from her home in Peoria, Illinois and into the halls of Oregon State University where she met Jeff. After getting her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Oregon Health and Sciences University she’s put in almost twenty years as an RN working at the bedside and leading the way in projects to improve the quality of health care based on research and evidence-based practices. When she’s not heading up the business side of Stillweather you can find her being a mom to her five-year-old twins and spending time with her family.

Hailing from all corners of the country,
we discovered a common bond in Oregon.

Our journeys started in different corners of the country, but in Oregon we all found our home. Our shared view brought us together and reminds us that we all have more in common than we have different.

Northwest is Home

Stillweather Spirits is an American craft distillery currently producing premium gins. Craft gins offer opportunities for unique flavor profiles and craft inspired cocktails. We aspire to produce a true Northwest aged whiskey unique to the climate of the Pacific Northwest. We believe the craft spirit movement is about honoring the traditions and history of the past while adding a modern twist to the new age cocktail culture. Join us in the movement!



Our balanced blend of juniper and Pacific Northwest botanicals offers an elevated expression of classic gin.



Years of research, sacrifices, and hard work have come together to showcase our passion for the art of craft spirits.



We are serious about craft. Our mission is to live and work in our community utilizing our local resources to become a part of the early adopter phase of American craft spirits and grow to be a key player in the successful modernization of American craft distilleries.