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A true Navy Strength Gin that is assertive, well-balanced, and soft at the finish.
New Columbia Distillers was founded by Michael Rowe and John Uselton in the Ivy City neighborhood of Washington DC in 2011. It was the first distillery to operate in DC since Prohibition. They opened up a popular tasting room and developed products like Green Hat Gin — named after a famous DC bootlegger. The high-quality Spirits and charming back-story worked and sales soared. In 2020, New Columbia was acquired by MGP but the stills are still running in Ivy City.
Green Hat’s signature Original Batch Gin is a tasty treat indeed with a refreshing, unique profile all its own. It’s a red winter wheat Spirit vapor-infused with classic botanicals and a few surprises — juniper, angelica, cassia, celery seed, coriander, grains of paradise, grapefruit zest, lemon, orris root, sage, and lemongrass.
But Green Hat Navy Strength Gin really cranks it up a notch. Not only is it a much higher proof — 57% ABV — but it doubles up on the juniper and citrus. So this Gin will definitely lift your hat.
George Cassiday was a successful bootlegger from 1920 through 1930, who became the private source of illegal Spirits to the House of Representatives and the Senate — most of whose members voted for Prohibition — proving that governmental hypocrisy is nothing new. Customers found him by looking for his signature green hat.
Appearance / Color
Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma is wonderfully, powerfully fragrant with a bouquet of citrus, pine, and floral notes.
Flavor / Taste / Palate
The palate is equally bold, but well-balanced with juniper up front and fresh lemon zest, peppercorn, anise, and a light hit of those celery seeds smoothing out the back palate.
The finish is delightfully long for a Gin with a nice warmth and linger soft notes of rosemary.
The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in Green Hat Navy Strength Gin and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.
We invented Flavor Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.