Frequently Asked Questions
We get a ton of questions surrounding HOLLA vodka that may be answered by exploring our site, but some of the most frequent may be found below:
1. Who would be crazy enough to jump into such a saturated and competitive market?
It’s quite simple – us.
We believe in our exceptional products. We believe in our authenticity. Most importantly, we believe in our fans and their ability to relate.
This all got started as a simple hobby and has evolved into a passion fueled by a desire to provide you something different, fun, and innovative. We were sick of being sold, exploited, or dictated to by re-branded versions of what our parents drank, and devoted years of research to exposing a lot of flaws in the industry. As a result, HOLLA was designed to be distinguishable from stale mainstream brands and garden-variety craft vodkas.
Vodka is simple. It’s the easiest spirit to produce and not nearly as difficult as they’d make you believe. It’s extremely versatile and fun to experiment with to create exceptional sipping cocktails. There are thousands of options and nearly 75% of all vodka brands are owned by just 10 global companies.* They self-admittedly failed to capture our imaginations, so we’ve taken a creative approach to making super smooth, fun, and uniting spirits without all the pretension. Help us change the conversation and continue creating new friendships along the way!
2. Why the name HOLLA?
We wanted something entirely different. Holla represents the fun, loud, interactive, and uniting nature of our spirits so consumers instantly recognize our casual style.
3. Where is your distillery?
For over a year, we investigated operating our own micro-distillery as novices, but ultimately chose to partner with a highly capable distiller to create fantastic HOLLA products. We stumbled upon a world renowned master blender by chance, and fell in love with her creations. She now manages production of all HOLLA products as our Director of Artisan Spirits at a limited distillery in Pottstown, PA. With her expertise, we have the ability to provide you a wide variety of exceptional domestic spirits at accessible prices.
You would be interested to know that we source previously distilled spirits from a variety of domestic vendors to rectify, blend, infuse, and bottle them to our quality standards. This production practice is extremely common in some of the largest vodkas, whiskeys, cordials, or liquors in the world and also commonly used by smaller ‘craft’ spirits brands. The only problem is that some of them fail to disclose it and show off the fancy equipment to deceive us. Pay attention! It took us years to discover. (Listen to this NPR Podcast to learn more.)
We are continually refining our business to serve your needs and expand the product line based on direct input. We hope to open a tasting room some day to share ideas over a cocktail. Future products are sure to be exciting, and we look forward to sharing!
4. Why York, PA?
Born here, live here, family’s here, play here!
5. What is the standard vodka made from?
HOLLA vodka is distilled from grain, with a high corn content and clean taste profile. The spirit presents with an unusually smooth mouthfeel followed by a clean, bright taste that refreshes when enjoyed over ice and mellows perfectly within any cocktail creation. It is fresh and open on the nose; youthfully pure on the front edge, with an intriguingly mature finish.
6. Is the vodka gluten free?
HOLLA vodkas are naturally gluten free post distillation.
7. How can we help?
Spread the word! Help us change the conversation. Tell your friends, ask your bartenders, share our story on social media, and simply enjoy following our progress! Holla is available in dozens of Pennsylvania Fine Wine and Good Spirits stores across the State, so it’s easily accessible!
8. How can we learn more about you?
Come see us! We love it when you show up at our tastings or sponsored events! Follow our social media accounts for these announcements and more!
Questions? Comments? Please feel free to CONTACT US. #grassrootsvodka #howyouholla
*(Source: JustDrinks Vodka Insights Edition 2016)