I want to thank John Uselton for being such a great host today at the Green Hat Distillery. John, his father in law and their wives started Green Hat in 2011 as an homage to one of the best bootleggers on Capitol Hill during prohibition.
Today Green Hat is one of the best tasting gins on the market. I am not normally a gin drinker but as John explained to me, traditional gins have been too uniform and junipery. Green Hat’s distinct distillation process uses spices to bring out special flavors for Spring / Summer and Fall / Winter in addition to their traditional blend.
I highly recommend giving them a try. Especially since Bartender Lyn of 1905 spent most of our visit dreaming new concoctions that she can make with their delicious Gin. Come to Gallagher & Graham in October to buy it for yourself! Vote for our petition.
For those who would like to show their support publicly as we go before the neighborhood association and ANC please sign our petition or provide feedback below:
I’ve been a fan of DC for a long time now. As my Mom says, the bones of the city are solid: great (free) museums, amazing parks, good jobs, and cool neighborhoods. Now it seems Forbes is the spilling the Tea.
Great News! Gallagher & Graham has been given their placards!
For those unfamiliar with the byzantine legislation around alcohol sales in the District, any new business looking to sell alcohol must put up placards in the window for 60 days to allow for neighborhood comment. We have taken that first step. We look forward to serving our neighbors on U Street by October.
Here is an interesting article about Whiskey Bars around the country with a great compliment to Jack Rose as the uber Whiskey Bar.
Now that I am coming back to U Street to work full time I promise to blog a bit more. Be forewarned it will mostly be about alcohol and my new store!
Here is an interesting new article about different types of Gins. I had no idea.
So I guess The Shay at 9th & Florida is not with it’s sister building at 8th & Florida. I just got this email that the 8th STreet building will be the Hatton and will be condo.