Lee Medoff of Bull Run Distillery - Biography

Portland, OR

November 2011

Lee Medoff is the Co-founder and head distiller of Bull Run Distillery in Portland, Oregon. He is a native Oregonian and has been a brewer, a winemaker and since 1998 a professional … and legal distiller. He started House Spirits Distillery in 2004 where he helped created several popular craft spirit brands of which his namesake Medoyeff Vodka and Aviation Gin are the most successful. He was one of the founding members and first president of the Oregon Distillers Guild, America’s first craft distillers guild. In 2011, he moved on and started Bull Run Distillery, focusing on dark, aged spirits, where he is making Rum from Hawaiian cane sugar and a pure malt Oregon style whiskey.