Young and Hungry

District Made Vodka and Ivy City Gin on Track for Spring Release

unnamed Ivy City Gin – front

D.C.'s next booze producer is one step closer to its planned spring opening. One Eight Distilling, located at 1135 Okie St. NE, received its federal permit yesterday and plans to begin construction next week.

Co-founders Alexander "Sandy" Wood and Alex Laufer have also released the designs for their Ivy City Gin and District Made Vodka. (The bottle designs come from New York-based firm Dando Projects.) Rock Creek Whiskey will be the name of their rye, bourbon, and white whiskies. Wood and Laufer also plan to produce a barrel-aged gin and seasonal vodkas plus some other fun, limited edition projects for tasting room-only sales.

One Eight Distilling gets its name from Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution, which established the District of Columbia as the U.S. capital. Read more about the distillery here.

Photos courtesy One Eight Distilling