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"This history-minded bottling was made in collaboration with Brooklyn barmen Damon Boelte and Maxwell Britten. Its made from an 18th-century recipe, pot distilled using exotic spices inspired by the British Spice Trade, and finally, aged for 12 months in Bourbon and oloroso Sherry casks. All that adds up to a light gold hue, light sweetness (typical of the Old Tom style) and a pleasing, robust vanilla-mint profile with flecks of rosemary and lemon peel, finishing long and spicy. Sip or mix. (8/1/2015)"
" This American Dry Gin made in Greenpoint, Brooklyn has a delicate fresh, fruity nose that hints of juniper, yellow citrus and elderflower. On the palate the juniper leads and is followed quickly by citrus, ginger and sweet cinnamon & chamomile. Try it in a Martini with a twist. Made with a wheat base. Major botanicals are chamomile, blue ginger, Ceylon cinnamon, elderflower and juniper. "~ Distillery notes
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Greenhook is an incredibly exciting and ambitious project coming from Brooklyn native, Steven DeAngelo. Greenhook utilizes cutting edge distillation technique and impeccable base materials to make a spectacular gin. It works wonderfully as a blending partner in a balanced cocktail but also has the complexity to stand on its own. We have truly found ourselves a gem under the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway.
Greenhook starts each handmade batch with neutral spirit made from organic NY grain. Using a custom-made vacuum still, Greenhook is able to distill at a lower atmospheric pressure/ temperature, enabling capture of delicate botanicals' aromas without damaging their nuance. Notes of elderflower and chamomile accentuate the backbone formed by the finest Tuscan juniper.
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