Green Hat "Ginavit" Fall/Winter Gin
Green Hat // Washington, DC, USA
Green Hat Gin is distilled from winter wheat in Washington, DC at the New Columbia Distillery, the first operating distillery in the capital since Prohibition. Their fall/winter expression "Ginavit" combines the botanicals of gin which features juniper and aquavit which features caraway.
Modern GinAlso has been referred to as "Contemporary", "New Western", "New Wave", and "New American". This style is not legally defined. In general, this category of gin, while it does contain juniper, places less of an emphasis on this botanical. Other botanicals not classically used in London Dry gins are often utilized and often highlight botanicals grown in the region the gin is produced. Most produced as either London Dry or Distilled Gins.
"Green Hat's "Ginavit," released seasonally for fall and winter, combines the juniper of gin and the caraway of aquavit with the spice of rye. That's a lot going on in one bottle, but it works exceedingly well. It's a spicy, savory spirit, with a rich mouthfeel. Juniper fittingly takes the lead, but the rye bread notes of caraway linger on the finish. It would likely do well in herbal cocktails, or to treat it more like an aquavit, simply serve it neat and chilled straight from the freezer."
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