Meet the Brand: Seven Barrels - Fetch

Meet the Brand: Seven Barrels

Aspiring cooks and seasoned chefs alike will delight in Spring Market vendor Seven Barrels, a company started by Michael Koral that creates award-winning infused olive oils and aged balsamic vinegars. Seven Barrels not only offers a selection of classic extra virgin olive oils and vinegars, but also a stellar variety of infused options like Blood Orange Olive Oil, Coconut White Balsamic and Black Currant Dark Balsamic. If you’re in need of a little more flavor this Spring, be sure to pick up a bottle (or three) vinegars and oils at the Spring Market.


WHAT DOES YOUR BRAND MEAN TO YOU?

Starting this business was something that was very different for me.  The working atmosphere allows me to be a lot more relaxed about my job and enjoy spending time with customers which leads me to say that the brand means a breath of fresh air to me.

WHAT WAS YOUR INSPIRATION FOR STARTING YOU BRAND?

My inspiration was my parents hard work and efforts throughout their professional careers.  They always worked very hard to give me the best life possible and I learned a lot by watching that and want to be able to continue the family tradition of hard workers.

WHAT WAS THE FIRST PRODUCT YOU CREATED? 

We created our very own extra virgin olive oil recipe sourcing the best olives in napa valley while also working with the best makers in Modena, Italy to get the best Balsamic you will ever have to help pair with our complimentary oils

HOW HAS YOUR BRAND EVOLVED?

Seven Barrels has undergone a major evolution over the past year.  For the first 7 years it was solely a New York based company that I would take part in over the summers in-between teaching Physical Education.  This past year I decided it was time to bring the business to Colorado and expose everyone to what is known as the “Best Balsamic and Oil You Will Ever Have”!

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE PRODUCT OR COLLECTION YOU’VE CREATED? 

One unique aspect to our business is that we pair all of our Balsamics with a complementary Oil.  We have done many taste test to find the perfect combinations that we love to share with our customers. My personal favorite is the Sriracha Lime White Balsamic complemented by the Lime Extra Virgin Olive Oil.   

WHAT’S THE BEST PART OF YOUR DAY?

Personally I enjoy being on my bike whenever I can but at a market or fair it is usually at the busiest part of the day.  You get to have so many great conversations and meet so many unique people in a short period of time.

WHY DO YOU DO WHAT YOU DO?

The job started as a summer job to bridge the gap from the end of the school year to the beginning but now has become more entertainment for me.  I receive true joy working at festivals and markets because everyone is so positive about the day. I find that I am now looking to work more during the school year to help bring more of that positive energy to my life.   

BEST PART ABOUT BEING A COLORADO MAKER?

Colorado is the best state in the USA.  I feel so lucky to live here and now own a business that allows me to connect with more people who share a love for healthy living.


ON THE FETCH WISH LIST:

The new Extra Virgin Olive Oil Herbes de Provence to drizzle over our springtime salads. And also, the new-to-Market Grapefruit White Balsamic.


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QUICK FACT #1

Seven Barrels uses 7 different barrels made from 7 different types of wood during its aging process.

QUICK FACT #2

You can make cocktails from our products (See 7barrels.com for the recipes).

QUICK FACT #3

There are no extracts or added sugars used to infuse our products.

My one piece of advice is just keep pushing forward. There are many speed bumps along the way that take more energy than you think to push over but once you make it to the other side it is a great feeling.  

— MICHAEL


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