NE Distillery Produces Green Hat Gin – DC’s First Liquor In Over 100 Years

by Shani on October 4, 2012

Green Hat Gun New Colombia Distillery Brookland NE  Washington DC

Green Hat Gin Bottle. Photo Courtesy Of New Colombia Distillers.

North East DC is turning into quite the incubator for DC’s  renaissance in adult beverage production. The New Columbia Distillers, located just south of Brookland in Ivey City joins other NE establishments DC Brau and Chocolate City Beer in breathing life back into DC’s commercial production of libations. The distillery’s first product, Green Hat Gin , is now on sale at Schneiders of Capitol Hill. This marks the first time in over 100 years that a DC produced spirit is available commercially. But, no need to go all the way to Capitol Hill, as you can stop by the distillery and pick up bottle for $36. The distillery is still working on getting a tasting licence; but I bet checking out the rehabbed warehouse and their custom-made still and mash tun, fermenters, and hot water tanks, all imported from Germany, is worth the short trip. You can also check out the charred oak barrels along the wall of the distillery that house New Colombia’s rye whiskey production, aging for three to five years. According to DCist, “they’re usually at the distillery from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the week. For now they can only take cash or checks, but eventually they’ll be able to accept cards.” New Colombia Distillery is located at 1832 Fenwick Street NE.

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michael October 4, 2012 at 6:09 pm

Not only is this distillery in NE but the designer (Jake) and the developer (Michael) of the website live and work in Brookland! cheers

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Shani October 4, 2012 at 10:19 pm

SWEET! Thanks for passing along. Cheers to you :)

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IMGoph November 2, 2012 at 10:53 am

Shani: A couple corrections – it’s IVY, not IVEY, City, and Columbia, not Colombia (that’s the spelling for the South American country).

:)

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