Seattle Magazine

A gin with a base of 13 botanicals and finished in oak casks that once held OOLA’s own Waitsburg bourbon, this is a layered spirit, yet one that is still approachable and smooth. The nose starts with baking spices, juniper and honey, flowing into a maple sugar, pastry and vanilla flavor, with just a trace of pine and oak. Sample it first neat or on ice, and then in cocktails; a good option is the Martinez, in which the gin balances well with Italian vermouth, maraschino and aromatic bitters.