Posts Tagged ‘John Uselton’

New Columbia Distillers Will Release Its Summer Cup Next Week

Pimm's is the most famous example of this botanical-infused gin-vermouth hybrid, which is also known as a fruit cup.

D.C. Distilleries Can Now Serve Cocktails, But They Can’t Operate Full Bars

The local laws governing distilleries have come a long way since 2012.

New Columbia Distillers Will Release Navy Strength Gin

There's also an apple brandy in the works.

Restaurants Can Now Make and Sell Their Own Booze

Will distillery pubs soon be the new brewpubs? A recently enacted D.C. law allows restaurants to distill their own liquor on premises or next door, the Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration announced today. The distillery pub permit, which is also available to tavern, nightclub, and hotel licensees, allows establishments to sell the liquor they produce for on- […]

New Columbia Distillers to Release Limited Edition Barrel-Aged Gin-Aquavit Hybrid

On Nov. 2, New Columbia Distillers will release its most unusual seasonal spirit yet: a gin-aquavit hybrid aged in apple brandy barrels. The Ginavit, as it's being called, combines the flavors of the traditional wintertime Scandinavian aperitif—dill, caraway, star anise—with some of Green Hat Gin's botanicals, including juniper, orange peel, and lemon peel.

Limited Edition Spring Green Hat Gin Coming Soon

D.C.'s New Columbia Distillers will release its very first limited edition seasonal gin on Saturday. The spring/summer Green Hat Gin is more citrusy and floral than the D.C. distiller's signature gin thanks to cherry blossoms, three types of citrus peel, rosemary, and a bit of pepper. It's also got a slightly higher alcohol content (90 […]

Green Hat Gin and Greenhook Ginsmiths Drop Lawsuits

D.C.'s New Columbia Distillers, which produces Green Hat Gin, and Brooklyn-based Greenhook Ginsmiths are dropping their lawsuits against each other, bringing their trademark battle to a close, Legal Times reporter Zoe Tillman reports. New Columbia Distillers co-founder John Uselton confirmed the news to Y&H and says both distilleries will retain their names and labeling. No […]

Mouth Off: One Foodie Question, Five Foodie Answers

What food trends would you like to recede in 2013? John Uselton Co-founder, New Columbia Distillers “I would like to see less ‘moonshine.’ The term moonshine refers to liquor made illegally by a guy in the woods, not by a licensed distilled spirits plant. Let’s call unaged whiskey what it is and not romanticize it […]

Green Hat Gin is Almost Here

New Columbia Distillers—D.C.'s first (legal) distillery in more than a century—now aims to release bottles of its Green Hat Gin the first week of October. Co-founder John Uselton tells Y&H: "We are doing botanical experiments right now and bottling a few cases of each trial. We are quickly zeroing in on our final recipe." Stay […]

New Columbia Distillers’ Green Hat Gin Begins Production This Month

New Columbia Distillers, the District's first distillery in about a century, is gearing up to begin production later this month. That means you could be drinking D.C.-made gin as soon as the end of August. The first creation from New Columbia founders Michael Lowe and his son-in-law John Uselton will be called Green Hat Gin. […]