Comparing D.C.'s Locally Made Gins
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Several local bars are beginning to make their own vermouth in-house, and at Nido and the Royal, which both plan to open in the coming weeks, the aperitif will be the focus of their beverage offerings.
The local laws governing distilleries have come a long way since 2012.
"The vermouth that we make is not what most consumers think of when they think of vermouth," says co-founder Kat Hamidi.
There's also an apple brandy in the works.
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- […]
D.C.'s next brewery, Right Proper, is close to opening its doors. Co-founder Thor Cheston, who directed beer programs at Pizzeria Paradiso and Brasserie Beck before starting the Shaw-based brewpub, is planning to open in early December. Right Proper will serve eight beers on draft: six house beers designed by brewmaster Nathan Zeender and two lines for […]
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.
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 […]