Tasting room opens at Charleston rum distillery

CHARLESTON, Ore. - The tasting room opened to a packed house Tuesday night at the Stillwagon Distillery in Charleston.

The rum distillery is the first of it's kind in the area, with bottles already in liquor stores across the state.

"It's a long time coming, and we're looking forward to moving our product and seeing where it goes," said Rick Stillwagon, the distillery's owner.

Rum tasting is free and open weekends from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.