OOLA Distillery in the Capitol Hill area of Seattle holds one of the oldest commercial distillery licenses in Seattle and is the second largest producer in Washington State, all the while maintaining the charm of a local craft distillery. Copperworks Distilling Company, 2018 Distillery of the Year, is barely a mile away and together they make for a great day of craft spirit tasting.
Mike Gifford, owner of Blackfish Spirits Distillery in Auburn, Washington is obsessive about flavors. His conversation is peppered with references to them and how Blackfish uses them. “The flavors in our spirits are in the primary color range you expect when you’re buying art supplies,” he said. Big, bold and beautiful.