Dawson established 4 Spirits Distillery in 2011 with a mission to create superior craft spirits while honoring all service members both past and present. We make each day an opportunity to honor, remember and raise a glass.
4 Spirits Distillery: The Name
4 Spirits is named and dedicated to four combat soldiers that Dawson served with in the Oregon National Guard 2 Battalion, 162 Infantry Brigade: Lt. Erik McCrae, Sgt. Justin Linden, Sgt. Justin Eyerly and Sgt. David Roustum. These four men lost their lives in 2004/2005 serving in Baghdad, Iraq. There isn’t a day that goes by that he doesn’t see their faces and think about their loss, and the events before and after their service to this country. We will forever honor their courage and sacrifice.
4 Spirits Distillery: The Mission
The folks behind 4 Spirits Distillery are passionate about giving back to their community and local veteran services in Oregon and other states where their products are sold. A portion of the sales from 4 Spirits’ Bourbon Whiskey are donated each quarter to support local programs that help veterans and their families with reintegration support. 4 Spirits Whiskey is distributed in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and Michigan and 10% of the proceeds from each bottle sold are donated to combat veteran reintegration programs throughout those states. We are dedicated to supporting causes that help combat veterans heal through education, mental and social health support. 4 Spirits is also proud to have started the first ever combat veteran scholarship endowment at Oregon State University, and hopes to expand reach to other universities throughout the northwest.