The Seattle Craft Whiskey Trail

Thanks to Tan Vinh for including us in Whisky Advocate magazine’s guide to Seattle-area whiskey distilleries.

OOLA Distillery
1314 E. Union St.

Located on the south side of the artsy, hip Capitol Hill neighborhood, OOLA is a five-minute stroll from the acclaimed bar Canon, which boasts one of the world’s largest spirits selections, including more than 3,000 whiskies. The distillery is named after a German Shepherd that belonged to founder Kirby Kallas-Lewis.

OOLA’s Waitsburg bourbon, a four-grain mashbill (corn, rye, barley, and wheat) is aged for five years in standard-sized 53-gallon barrels. The distillery’s “Discourse Whiskey Series” offers a portfolio of experimental batches including the multinational Three Shores, a blend of Highland scotch, Canadian whisky, and house-made rye, and Whiskey Discourse C, a 5 year old bourbon rested in a Cabernet Sauvignon barrel for almost a year.

In addition to whiskey, Oola makes a variety of vodkas and gins. The tasting room is open Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m.-7 p.m.