GRAIN-TO-GLASS SPIRITS Oola Distillery produces small batches of gin, vodka, flavored vodkas and bourbon whiskey. This is the real deal-spirits made with a sense of place and a connection to the people who grew the raw ingredients and the man who coaxed them into their more spirited forms-gins in which you can taste the botanicals, distinctive vodkas, and bourbon whiskey flavorful and smooth. OUR DISTILLER For Oola owner and distiller, Kirby Kallas-Lewis, Oola is a labor of love, intellectual curiosity and commitment to the neighborhood he has called home for more than two decades. Kirby has been studying the art and science of distilling intensively. He has participated in numerous workshops, tastings, and conferences on the topic of craft distilling by some of the leaders in the industry. A former artist and tribal art dealer, Kirby has long been interested in the power that great food, wine, art, cocktails and entertaining have in connecting people to each other and to a place.
The ALOO line grew out of a conversation with a Seattle bar manager who was tired of throwing away expensive packaging when they had a high volume selling cocktail. He complained that when he went to a more friendly bottle (screw top, liter, lightweight glass, etc.) the juice was no longer any good. Eureka! We created the ALOO line with the packaging itself tailored to the bartender’s needs and the cost of packaging tailored to the account’s bottom line so they can use lots of it and keep the quality of the product absolutely top of the heap—that last bit is what sets us apart.
OOLA Distillery ALOO Gin is more juniper forward than our flagship OOLA Gin, but still complex and balanced. The beautiful juniper notes come through in any gin cocktail we have tried. This high quality spirit is designed to occupy the Premium Gin position in your well.
The World Drinks Awards 2017 awarded it Best of Category for a Traditional Style Gin—the only gin from a US distillery to place at this level. What a GINcredible honor!