The highly respected Seattle distillery packs a spring bouquet’s worth of ambrosia into each sip of their multi-award-winning eponymous gin. Rose water, bright citrus, coriander, cardamom, and refined juniper berry reign supreme here, rounded out by an almost bourbon-like nutty vanilla quality and lingering sweetness.
With seemingly limitless potential to inspire a whole slew of mad scientist-worthy new creations, this vodka-based gin (which means that they steeped the botanicals in a vodka base, rather than a mass-produced neutral-base spirit) goes above and beyond the G&T (though it undoubtedly makes a mean one). On the other side of the spectrum, Oola’s Waitsburg Barrel Finished gin, an Old Tom-style gin aged two to four months in bourbon casks, is the yang to its flowery sister’s yang -- all sultry spice, burnt honey, and slow-sipping boozy confection fit to combat those cold and dreary Washington nights. More like, Ooola-la, amirite?