The Houston area’s first flagship vomFASS ("from the cask”) store is now open at Restaurant Row, 1950 Hughes
Landing, Suite 1800, in The Woodlands.
In addition to the unique selection of the finest artisanal olive, nut,
and seed oils and balsamic vinegars, this flagship vomFASS store adds an
outstanding collection of the finest tequilas, brandies, cognacs, grappas,
Irish single malt whiskies, Scotch, absinthes and liqueurs available anywhere
in the United States. Many of these
spirits are sold only at vomFASS. Most of the oils, vinegars and spirits in the
store can be sampled from the cask before purchase and are then sold in elegant
bottles ranging in size from small (50 ml) to large (750 ml).
vomFASSThe Woodlands is also the first vomFASS store in the U.S. to
introduce the stunning new black and silver "industrial” décor as a background
for the massive array of wooden casks from which spirits, liqueurs, oils and
vinegars are sampled.
vomFASSoils and vinegars are made in small batches by small local European farms and offered
exclusively to vomFASS through longstanding relationships. The unique care given to the creation of each
product guarantees outstanding quality. vomFASSitself produces the award-winning fruit vinegars sold in the store, in the
beautiful Upper Swabia region of Germany, near the Alps.
Handpicked vomFASSspirits and liqueurs are also obtained through long-nurtured relationships with
the most renowned distilleries in Scotland, Ireland, Italy, Spain, the United
States, and other parts of the world.
Many of these spirits are made especially for vomFASS.
Among the most
exquisite spirits at the new vomFASS The Woodlands are the
Choice” from Teeling Whiskey in Dublin, an 11-year old single malt aged in
bourbon barrels and finished with three months in Sauterne casks. It is perhaps the most complex Irish whiskey
Brandy de Jerez, Solera Gran Reserva, from Jerez in Andalusia, Spain. This brandy is a rare Solera Gran Reserva,
matured for 10 to 15 years in Spanish oak casks. It is dark, complex, concentrated and rich.
Liqueur with Grappa from apricot juice and specially selected Italian
grappa. It can be mixed with sparkling
wine or soda, drizzled over vanilla ice cream, added to espresso, or mixed with
equal parts vomFASS Armagnac.
Azul Plata, Reposado, Anejo and Ultra Tequilas, distilled from the finest
organic agaves, slow-cooked in traditional brick ovens for 72 hours, fermented
using a proprietary yeast strain, and decanted into hand-sculpted and painted
ceramic bottles, each one a unique work of art.
Azul Mezcal and La Pinta, a
pomegranate liqueur made with tequila.
Among the oils and
vinegars, some favorites are the Aceto Balsamico Maletti from Modena, Italy and
the Blueberry Balsamic Star and Mango Balsam fruit vinegars. Complete lists of products sold at vomFASSThe Woodlands are readily available.
product to be sold at vomFASS The Woodlands is the
absinthe fountain, available in various designs and with appropriate accessories. Absinthe
fountains are modeled on the way absinthe was consumed in Parisian cafes back
in the late 19th century. The
fountain is not used to pour absinthe into glasses, but to add cooled water to
absinthe, often poured over a sugar cube in a perforated spoon balanced on top
of the traditional pontarlier absinthe glass (also sold at vomFASS The Woodlands). Absinthe contains up to 70 percent alcohol. The addition of water slowly dilutes the
drink and changes the color from dark emerald to a light, shimmering milky
vomFASSThe Woodlands also offers a selection of gift baskets that can be custom-designed
according to the desires of the individual patron.
Maria Pimienta owns
and manages vomFASS The Woodlands.
Born and raised in Mexico City, Maria and her husband Arturo have lived
in The Woodlands for 28 years. Maria
worked in corporate gifting for a major construction company and has experience
in fundraising for many nonprofit organizations such as The John Cooper School,
the Northwoods Catholic School, The Woodlands Symphony and the Houston Hispanic
Chamber of Commerce. Maria and Arturo have long enjoyed traveling and sampling
foods and spirits from all over the world.
vomFASSproducts offer new, delicious taste sensations and the glories of a
Mediterranean diet at its finest. Best
of all, every visitor to vomFASS The Woodlands may sample vomFASSspirits, oils and vinegars directly "from the cask,” experiencing a wide range
of enchanting tastes and then selecting their favorites to enjoy at home.