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.
Choice barrels of OOLA Distillery Waitsburg Cask Strength Bourbon Whiskey are occasionally selected for bottling. As with vintage wine bottlings, there’s no exact schedule for these releases. At barrel strength our Bourbon presents an explosive nose of concentrated spice and toasted sugars. The finish is long, with heightened aromas of toffee, bright cherry, fresh tobacco leaf, vanilla bean and smoke. The spicy kick of a high rye content is balanced by sweet, smooth corn and the unmistakably silky viscosity of organic Washington soft white winter wheat. Aged initially in ten-gallon American oak casks and then matured in 53-gallon barrels, this meticulously handcrafted Bourbon has mellow tannins even at high proof.
Never chill-filtered, OOLA Distillery Waitsburg Cask Strength Bourbon Whiskey releases present Bourbon enthusiasts the opportunity to fine-tune their enjoyment.
NOSE: Concentrated spice and toasted sugars.
PALATE: The spicy kick of a high rye content is balanced by sweet, smooth corn and the unmistakably silky viscosity of organic Washington soft white winter wheat.
FINISH: Long, with heightened aromas of toffee, bright cherry, fresh tobacco leaf, vanilla bean and smoke.