Lately I've been experimenting more with distilled hop oil for aroma as well...I'm getting pretty close to the result I'm really looking for with that.
That would be "hop shots" ?
I don't know...I'm not familiar with 'hop shots'.
The hop oil I've been trying to produce (after trying a couple of very expensive commercial ones) is rather like the distilled hop oil that the Ballantine brewery made in house for use in their ales; it, along with their extended aging in wood for certain of their products, pretty much defined their beers, particularly their very bitter and aromatic IPA which I enjoyed so much. The contribution of the hop oil was predominately aromatic (and intensely so), although there was a flavor component too. They used the hop oil in addition to dry hopping during the aging period (relatively short term for their regular XXX ale, and longer in the large wooden storage vessels where the IPA and Burton ales were aged.
Although I've managed to come close, my home attempts at making the hop oil have unfortunately been rather inconsistent thus far. I'll keep trying though....