Priority Pass Now Gets You Access To The World’s Only Airport Distillery Tasting Room

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Priority Pass, the world’s largest airport lounge network, has been getting creative the past year or so in terms of the “lounges” they’re adding to their network.

For example, they’ve added a restaurant at London Gatwick Airport to their network, where Priority Pass members get 15GBP of free food and drinks.


They’ve also added seven bars and restaurants at Sydney Airport, where members get 36AUD of free food and drinks.

Then they’ve added free rooms for one hour at Minute Suites locations in Dallas and Philadelphia.


That’s just a few examples. However, I think a lot of people will love one of the latest Priority Pass additions.

Priority Pass now gets you free tastings at an airport distillery!

House Spirits Distillery at Portland Airport has joined the Priority Pass network as of last week, which is apparently the only airport distillery tasting room in the world.

This is located in Concourse C, near gate C6. Priority Pass members receive 28USD per person off their final bill. So if you have a Priority Pass membership with guesting privileges, you can potentially take three friends and get $112 off your bill, for example.

House Spirits Distillery at Portland Airport is open daily from 5AM until 10PM. Here’s how it’s described:

House Spirits Distillery is a leader of America’s craft distilling resurgence. The company’s award-winning products are made exclusively in-house and are crafted in small batches with a passionate pursuit of perfection using ethically sourced ingredients. The product portfolio includes Westward American Single Malt Whiskey, Krogstad Aquavit, Volstead Vodka, and Casa Magdalena Rum. It is the only distiller in the world to have opened an airport tasting room.

Here are the terms of visiting it through Priority Pass:

1. Cardholders must present a valid card for staff to swipe and record the visit incl. any accompanying guests. 2. Cardholder and guests must be 21 years or older. 3. Registered accompanying guests are eligible for the US$28 per person per visit off final bill. 4. US$28 is non-transferable & cannot be exchanged for cash substitute or refund if the final bill is lower than US$28 per person. 5. Cardholder is responsible for the balance if total final bill exceeds US$28 per person. 6. US$28 valid to purchase any type of drink/tasting sold at the tasting room, excl. bottle sales & merchandise. 7. US$28 per person per visit will be deducted from the total final bill. 8. If the distillery is unable to grant the credit, under no circumstances will an offer of compensation, cash substitute or similar be provided by any party. 9. Please note that the distillery may exceed their seating limit at certain times of the day & access to the distillery is at their sole discretion.

As you can see, this is valid on drinks or tastings of any sort, though excludes bottle sales and merchandise. While I can’t find anything on House Spirits Distillery’s website, Yelp suggests that you can do a whiskey flight for $20, spirit flight for $15, and mini cocktails are available for $5.

It’s especially useful that this is at Portland Airport, given that the only other Priority Pass lounge there is the Alaska Lounge, and it often has capacity controls in place. Furthermore, Priority Pass members can’t bring guests into the Alaska Lounge. So this will be a very nice alternative.

Which cards get you Priority Pass memberships?

As a reminder, if you don’t have access to Priority Pass, here are some of the best cards that get you access, along with their guesting policies:

Card# of Complimentary GuestsAuthorized User AccessCost To Add Authorized User
Chase Sapphire Reserve®2Yes$75 Per Person
Citi Prestige® Credit Card2Yes$75 Per Person
The Platinum Card® from American Express

No access to Priority Pass restaurants as of August, 2019.
2Yes$175 For Up To 3 People, $175 For Each Additional Person Beyond That (Rates & Fees)
The Business Platinum Card® from American Express

No access to Priority Pass restaurants as of August, 2019.
2Yes$300 Per Person (Rates & Fees)
Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card

No access to Priority Pass restaurants as of August, 2019.
2No$0 (Rates & Fees)
Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card

No access to Priority Pass restaurants as of August, 2019.
2No$0 (Rates & Fees)

Has anyone already visited the House Spirits Distillery, or plan to do so soon?

The following links will direct you to the rates and fees for mentioned American Express Cards. These include: The Business Platinum® Card from American Express (Rates & Fees), The Platinum Card® from American Express (Rates & Fees), Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card (Rates & Fees), and Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card (Rates & Fees).

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  1. Wow. Why bother with elite status for airline lounges anymore these days.. I’d take perks like this over the United and Admirals Club any day!

  2. I also got a Priority Pass from the Hilton Honors Surpass Card, just came in a few days ago.

  3. @ Dimitriy, Congratulations on getting your PP from Hilton Honors Surpass Card, just so you are aware you still need to pay USD 27 every time you use a PP lounge with that card. So basically it is like a standard membership ( 99 USD per year) where you pay for each visit

  4. Can you use the restaurant credits at multiple restaurants on the same day? For example, at SYD airport, where they offer it at seven different locations?

  5. PDX is my home airport and I was just at this distillery last Friday for a couple of Negronis. This will help offset not being able to get my GF into the Alaska boardroom anymore. Though I would prefer pancakes over bourbon before a morning flight:)

  6. Yepper – I was once a devoted Air Canada / KLM FF. Now I take the cheapest flights on any airline and use Priority Pass. I am way ahead financially now that I fly Air Asia, Cebu Pacific along with air fare error opportunities. I love the lounge in Calgary with the sleeping pods.

  7. Great to see such innovation on the part of Priority Pass. Reckon they’d do well to partner up with cool new offerings such as this one in airports where their lounge footprint is otherwise lacking (like CLT).

  8. Huh, in Oregon you can’t serve before 7am, but I wonder if airports have some workaround to that law.

    That’s, uh, what I heard, anyway….

  9. @echino tipping is a matter of opinion, but I’d base it as the same I’d do in any bar $5 if it’s just a 1 and done pitstop, otherwise (having 2 drinks, drinking a flight, adding food….) $7 OR .2x the menue listed value and round down (whichever is higher).

  10. I would say that tipping is more than a matter of opinion, at least in the USA. 15-20% of the bill is appropriate; before the priority pass credits are taken off. So if your bill is $25 and PP takes it to zero it’s appropriate to leave $3-$5

  11. I don’t see where a “visit” is defined. Couldn’t you pay your bill, go to the bathroom, and come back for more?

  12. thank you lucky! i’m flying out of pdx this evening. guess i need to get there a little early!

  13. @ Kyle — In theory, but it’s up the establishment to control that. So there’s a chance they may let you swipe multiple times, though I doubt it.

  14. @ ngoc — Sure can, though keep in in mind some of them are located in different terminals.

  15. @ Dimitriy Altukhov — Keep in mind the version of the card offered by the Surpass Card doesn’t come with free visits. You have to pay 27USD per visit, so I wouldn’t recommend using it.

  16. Drinking the whiskey flight right now, using my priority pass card. Was sitting in the Alaska Lounge when I saw the article and made the move over here.
    Awesome place, great whiskey.

  17. Other than calling up Priority Pass Customer Service, Is there a way to identify the priority pass card to know which one is related to which credit card? I’m pretty sure there’s many of us here have are holding multiple priority pass cards from different credit cards. I got all the cards mixed up and now I can’t tell which is from Amex, Citi and chase.

  18. FYI, the tasting room is near The Hollywood Theater in C Concourse which shows short films by Oregon filmmakers. Free admission. PDX possibly has the best restaurant program of any American airport. Drinks, dinner and a show, all in C Concourse!

  19. So, you can eat, drink, sleep, and shower with priority pass so how long before someone tries to live in an airport on PP?

  20. Hi…i travel very exclusevely in Europe lke Paris/London/Amsterdam/Franfurt/Munich also in Asia singapore/Dubai/Doha/ i use priority pass in these aeroports…
    a reply is appreciated
    a vivid traveller..

  21. Hi
    since i want to which is the cheapest Airlines to travel in Business class to Europe & Asia/middle east…Thnx in advnce…

  22. “Huh, in Oregon you can’t serve before 7am, but I wonder if airports have some workaround to that law.” Skyclub has served me right as they open at 5:45am a few times. They claim the 7am rule applies to “public” areas, and since the skyclub is a private membership, it doesn’t apply.

  23. Is there a list of priority club restaurants by airport posted somewhere? perhaps on their website? Ideally also other amenity caegories e.g. sleeping rooms, bars, showers, etc.

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