Cocktail Class @ OOLA on February 10, 2017
Join us at the distillery on Friday, February 10 for an evening of craft cocktail education with The Field Trip Society! The evening will start off with a tour by OOLA founder, Kirby Kallas-Lewis, followed by a hands-on craft cocktail class.
Time: Friday, February 10th 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Location: OOLA Distillery 1314 E. Union
Purchase tickets here.
OOLA featured in Western Living Magazine
Check out OOLA in the January 2017 issue of the Canadian magazine, Western Living! Our friend/neighbor and cocktail master Jamie Boudreau (of Canon) told Western Living Magazine that we’re one of his favorite spots in the neighborhood. He is also right on point about picking up CASK STRENGTH Bourbon before we sell out…we’ve only got a handful of bottles left at the distillery as of January 6, 2017!
ALOO Gin Wins!
The World Drinks Awards 2017 awarded our ALOO GIN Best of Category for Traditional Style Gin—the only gin from a US distillery to place at this level. What a GINcredible honor!
In the first round of judging each product was judged according to style and country. The country winners then go forward to the next judging round. The final results will be announced at the Whiskies & Spirits Conference during the World Drinks Awards lunch on 30 March 2017 at the Waldorf Hilton Hotel in London.
Read the press release here:Press_Release_WDA_Category_Winners
Whiskey Discourse #4: Three Shores Black Label
Released: December 15, 2016
Three Shores Black Label, our latest whiskey, is NOW AVAILABLE at the distillery! 94 Proof | 750ml
The very limited (only four barrels produced!) fourth release in our conversation-starting Whiskey Discourse series, Three Shores Black Label combines our Three Shores Blended Whiskey with an additional year of aging-in French Oak-Cabernet Sauvignon barrels from one of the top Cabernet producers in Washington State. You’ll recall the “discourse” with the original Three Shores Whiskey involves a conversation with iconic whiskeys from three different countries: a Highland Scotch, our own American high rye Whiskey, and a deep, rich and smooth Canadian Whiskey.
Distiller’s tasting notes: “Don’t be mislead by the shy way this rare Whiskey introduces itself—the light nose blossoms into a richness on the palate with notes of sweet salted caramel, baking spices, and candied orange peel. The most outstanding attribute of this lovely whiskey is the incredible, long finish so aptly described by one of our distillers, John Fausz: ‘The ghost of a whiskey spending its eternity on the palate.’ Well said. Enjoy!”
“All three Whiskeys are top representations of their respective styles. The goal here was to create something that excels beyond the individual components—the sum is definitely greater than the parts in this beautifully-balanced spirit. The flavor profile takes a new and sophisticated turn with the additional year of aging in French Oak Wine Barrels. We now have the French, Americans, Scots, and Canadians bellied up to the bar—You know this conversation is going to be interesting!”
-Kirby Kallas-Lewis, Founder/Head Distiller
Four months ago, Angel L Balancé Reyes Romero knocked on our door looking for some used barrels that he could make into drums. Angel constructs drums called “barriles de Bomba” (some are called “bulá”) which are used in the Bomba music of Puerto Rico. A maestro, historian, and educator in Bomba music and dance, Angel is enthusiastic in his pursuit to preserve and share Bomba heritage. The OOLA Waitsburg Bourbon barrels used to build the barriles will help Angel give young people the opportunity to learn and share Puerto Rico’s rich history and culture.
Stop by our sales/tasting room to check out our beautiful new barril de Bomba!