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News

It is that time of the year again! We are releasing Ginavit November 15th, we will have a lot of people out at the distillery for the release of our salute to the colder months. Come out and celebrate!

Poster for Green Hat Barrel Aged Ginavit  2014 Release

We are releasing every ones favorite Spring Summer seasonal gin at the distillery on Saturday 3/29! If you did not get a chance to have this seasonal last year, we are giving you another chance! This citrus and floral gin is made with cherry blossoms, clover blossoms, rose petals. rose hips and lots of citrus tied together with fresh rosemary and of course juniper. We will get the party started at 1:00 and be selling bottles and giving tours till 4:00. Come out say “hi” and get a taste of Seasonal and year round gin.

What Saturday is too far away for you? Well you are in luck, we have two seasonal preview events. On Wednesday we will be at an event at Boundary Road on H street starting at 5:00. Their awesome staff will be whipping up specialty cocktails and we will be on hand to talk gin or whatever strikes your fancy. North East not your hood? The fine folks at Meridian Pint are hosting us on Thursday. Think they are a beer bar? Well they do great cocktails with our gin and have been one of our biggest supporters. We are excited to go hang for a night with them and some cocktails.

Come join us at Trohv Friday 3-14 for a localist party. There will be a celebration of all things local. We will be making cocktails and 3 Stars will be there pouring beer.

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

We are open at the distillery for sales 12/19-12/20 and 12/23 9-4. Your last day this year to come for Saturday Tastings, Tours and Sales will be on 12/21 from 1-5. We will be closed from 12/24-1/1 for the holidays. Gin makes a great gift, so come down and get something special for that someone special.

The distillery will be closed Thursday-Sunday. We are teaming up with Union Market this weekend for the Thread event at Dock5. We will be making cocktails to enjoy while you peruse the rows of designers and artisans. This would be a much more civilized way to spend your “Black Friday”. The event will run Friday 1-8, Saturday 11-8 and Sunday 11-5. We will be doing several different cocktails with both our year round gin and the Ginavit, fall/winter seasonal. We will also have bottles on sale for purchase at the event.

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We will be releasing our second seasonal on November 2nd here at the distillery. Our gin and aquavit hybrid aka Ginavit was then aged in used Lairds apple brandy barrells. You dont want to miss the chance to get one of the most delicious and interesting gins we have had in a long time. We will of course be open from 1-4 for tastings tours and of course sales. There will be limited distribution in DC but there is very little to go around. Hope to see you at the distillery.

We are going on vacation for some well deserved RnR. The distillery will be closed from August 25 till September 2. We will not have open tastings or tours on August 31st. If you want gin direct from the distillery including some of the last of the spring/summer please visit us on August 24. It has been a wonderful summer for us at New Columbia Distillers, thank you for all the support. We will be back and open for tastings and tours September 7.

There are a number of events coming up hang out with Green Hat Gin. Look through our events tabs for the details of all the festivities.silver fox

The biking around town series from PoPville came to visit us this week. See what he had to say and how you might want to ride on over to the distillery on your Velo.

April 15, 2013, Washington, D.C.

DC’s Distillery to Release a New Seasonal Gin

DC’s own New Columbia Distillers is pleased to announce that it will release its Spring/Summer 2013 limited production gin at the distillery on Saturday, April 20, 2013.

“This is a great gin for warm weather drinks like a Gin & Tonic, Gin Rickey or Southside,” said John Uselton, Co-Owner and Distiller.  “The new recipe for this batch has additional floral notes, including Spring cherry blossoms, three different citrus peels, rosemary and a bit of pepper.  It’ll be bottled at a higher proof to go great in tall drinks.”  The new gin will be labeled with the familiar Green Hat Gin name, but specially designated “Spring/Summer 2013″.

“We will release special new gins like this only in small batches here at the distillery,” said Uselton.  “We are very excited about our first seasonal.”  The new Green Hat will be available for purchase at the distillery at 1832 Fenwick St. NE in Washington at 1pm on Saturday, 4/20.  It will be available at selected liquor stores, bars and restaurants in DC starting the week of April 22.
New Columbia Distillers is the first distillery in DC in a century.  It started producing award-winning Green Hat Gin in October 2012.  The distillery is open for tastings and tours Saturday afternoons from 1 to 4pm.
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