Copper Moose Oil and Vinegar Tap House opens

By: 
Samantha Hill

Flavorful oils and zesty vinegars right from the tap are now available in Livingston.

The Copper Moose Oil and Vinegar Tap House, which opened a few weeks ago, is owned by Kim Bonnell. The business is a sister store of Olivelle in Bozeman, meaning that Bonnell can sell Olivelle products like their signature oils, but she can also sell other items of her choosing.

Bonnell said she became interested in owning her own store after talking to some employees at Olivelle and after Livingston residents said they wanted something similar, but more local.

Bonnell takes pride in the fact customers can try anything in the store. From jams and sauces to cocktail mixes and even flavored salts, she offers samples of everything.

The Copper Moose Oil and Vinegar Tap House showcases 26 oils and vinegars. Some might seem unusual, but served with the right things, Bonnell said they are great. Some of the flavors include blood orange, garlic, sweet peach and coconut. Bonnell offers recipe cards with the flavors so people can use the products for different purposes.

Once customers choose their oils, they can then pour the liquid into various provided containers, with the smallest at 100 ml for $5 for vinegars and $5.50 for oils. Containers go all the way up to 750 ml — about the size of a wine bottle.

“The smallest bottle is great for people who don’t want a lot and use a few different flavors,” Bonnell said.

Pastas, gluten-free baking mixes and cooking utensils are also available. Bonnell said she is selling a few cooking items that work well with her other products — such as a small spatula with an edge similar to a butter knife for spreading jams or sauces.

The business is planning cooking classes for the fall and winter. Costs for the classes will be listed very soon. Bonnell is also offering her products online at http://coppermooseoilandvinegar.com.   

The Copper Moose Oil and Vinegar Tap House is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. The business is located at 316 E. Park St.

For more information, call 333-2515 or visit the website.

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