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Green Hat Distilled Gin



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.

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.

Listen to Michael on the Kojo Nnamdi show with Becky from Catoctin Creek and Chris of Blackwater distilling. WAMU also came and did a little filming, see it here.

We want to welcome all the visitors who may be in town for inauguration weekend.  If you want to have some of DC’s own Green Hat Gin  please see our map under the contact us link.  For those of you from DC or visiting this Saturday as usual we will have tastings and tours at the distillery from 1-5.  Please come down and see how we make our gin.  While you are in the area we are also teaming up with M Central.  A really cool event happening all weekend on H st NE.  Be sure to check it out.  Have a safe and fun Inauguration weekend.

We have a wonderful new article written by Kathleen Bridges from the Washingtonian and it includes a film by Andrew Propp!


To help kick off Gin World Week, we are having a pop-up tasting at our favorite local liquor store, Batch 13 on Monday, March 27th. Starting at 6pm, we will set up shop in the front window of Batch 13 and offer tastings of our 6 current products, (3 gins and 3 vermouths). If you are in the U St/14th St neighborhood that evening, come sample some of our delicious offerings, as we take a field trip away from the distillery. Batchdc13

Join Cotton & Reed, Don Ciccio & Figli, One Eight Distilling, Jos. A. Magnus & Co., Republic Restoratives, Capitoline Vermouth and your’s truly for a Punch Party at Free State Atlantic Bar!! Each distillery will be creating a punch featuring one or more of their spirits for you to enjoy. Let’s get together, kick back and celebrate all your hard work..

March 27, 2017 7pm-?

To continue the Gin World Week fun, we have teamed up with the great folks at Nido to throw “A Night with Nido” event featuring Green Hat Gin and Capitoline Vermouth cocktails. Come and celebrate Gin that evening with head distiller John Uselton and one of the makers of Capitoline Vermouth, Kat Hamidi, while the fine folks at Nido whip up some of the best Gin and Vermouth cocktails you’ll ever have.

John and Kat will be there to meet and greet you gin and vermouth admirers out there, and answer any questions you have about thier products.

Nido will have regular dinner service, and trust us, they have some absolutely delicious food, so come hungry, and leave happy and full of gin.Capitoline Vermouth Nido New Columbia Distillers Green Hat Gin