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.
OOLA Distillery Barrel Aged Gin is woven together with thirteen Gin botanicals with 2 months and 28 days of oak aging in freshly emptied Waitsburg Bourbon casks. The result is a complex yet delicate spirit with layered aromas of warm baking spices, honey and herbaceous juniper. No sugar is added to this spirit, but a natural, pleasant sweetness comes from the mash of soft white organic Washington winter wheat. It is a nuanced, lyrical spirit with beautiful floral elements and a deep, rich wood influence.
Try it in an Old-Fashioned! Or the classic cocktail, the Martinez.
NOSE: Aromas of warm baking spices, honey, and herbaceous juniper.
PALATE: Soft maple sugar, toasted brioche, and cream.
FINISH: Long, vanilla, whipped cream.