When Brooklyn native Steven DeAngelo began distilling in 2012—as only the second new distillery in New York City since Prohibition—his project was distinctly different than most start-up micro-distillers before and since. Eschewing the booming local whiskey scene and skipping lightly past the quick return of vodka, Steven focused his vision with laser-like precision on just one category: Gin. Today, Greenhook Ginsmiths is one of the most well-regarded small distillers in the country, and though Steven’s range has expanded dramatically, his focus remains clearly single-minded as he continues to make unparalleled contributions to the world of Gin.
Using a custom-made vacuum still, Greenhook can distill at a low atmospheric pressure and therefore a low temperature, enabling the capture of aromas from delicate botanicals without damaging their nuance. Notes of elderflower and chamomile accentuate the backbone formed by fine Tuscan juniper in Greenhook’s flagship American Dry Gin.