6. Greenhook Ginsmiths

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The Greenhook Ginsmiths in Greenpoint released their American Dry Gin in February of 2012. They craft their gin in a unique custom-made Copper Pott Still.Their gin’s include Dry (made from organic New York State wheat), Beach Plum (made from soaked Long Island beach plums) and Old Tom Gin (using flavors inspired by the 18th century spice trades).

Even more interesting is that the Greenhook Ginsmiths founder, Steven DeAngelo, is completely self-taught in the art of crafting gin. “All the best distilling techniques were developed in the 18 & 1900’s. Can’t really apprentice with those guys, you know?” he told Untapped Cities in May.

Tours of the Greenhook Ginsmiths are every Saturday, with one at 1pm and one at 2:30pm.