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 Chilly Pepper Vodka is vibrant fiery orange in color from an infusion of Hungarian goathorn peppers. We source these flavorful peppers from the same Washington farm prized by our friends at Mama Lil’s. We filter our vodkas once using minimal charcoal to retain the character of locally-sourced grain, while our fractioning still ensures a superior clarify and sharply-focused structure. This spirit’s savory red pepper nose is surrounded by a subtle earthiness. More about flavor than burn, it builds to a gently spicy heat that dissipates into fresh capsicum with a touch of sweetness on the finish.
NOSE: The savory nose of rich red pepper is framed by a delicate earthiness.
PALATE: Gentle heat and spice is balanced by a touch of sweetness.
FINISH: Long, earthy, touch of spice and sweetness.