Who doesn't know George Cassiday? No-good criminal to some, green-hatted angel to others. Upon returning from World War I, he found his homeland in the grip of Prohibition. Being a crafty devil, he set out on a business venture to supply Spirits to Capitol Hill.
This led to a lucrative 10-year career of supplying booze to lawmakers, operating out of his office in the Cannon House Office Building and later the Russell Senate Office Building. He was eventually arrested, but evaded imprisonment, which should come as no surprise, considering the company he kept.
Green Hat Gin is inspired by the infamous Man in the Green Hat. This mysterious bootlegger supplied wet and dry congressmen, alike, throughout Prohibition, offering a story that is as unique as the Gin, itself.
Green Hat Distillery was the first distillery to operate in DC since Prohibition. They opened up a popular tasting room and developed products like Green Hat Gin. The high-quality Spirits and charming back-story worked and sales soared. In 2020, it was acquired by MGP but the stills are still running in Ivy City and the distillery was named #3 Best Craft Gin Distillery by USA Today.