The Winslow Fillibuster Gin Club – New York, NY 10003
The Winslow is a NYC Bar, and U.K. inspired public house & eatery located minutes from Union Square Park in the East Village and Gramercy areas on New York City. We’re known for our Gin inspired cocktails which can be conveniently paired with our food menu (CLICK HERE For Our Menu).
Our Gin Clubs Start at 7pm on select Tuesdays. What you get is a welcome cocktail, introduction to the specialty gin of that week, two more cocktails which you’ll learn how to make on your own, the passing of hors d’oeuvres, lively conversations with other guests and distillers…#ginforthewin.
We’ve included a little bit about our featured gin club – which can be accessed on their website as well. CLICK HERE
Filibuster “Dual Cask” Gin
For our “Dual Cask” Gin, we seek the smoothness and mouth feel that oak aging imparts, but in a crisp, clean, New World style. To accomplish our goal, we do a secondary barrel infusion of hand-harvested Holy Basil, Lemon Verbena and Rosemary grown locally in Shenandoah County. The interplay of floral aromatics and herbal flavors with the richness of “Dual Cask” aging make our Gin unique in the marketplace.
Appearance: Clear, with a subtle onion-skin tint
Aroma: Pronounced Citrus (Lemon Oil, Lime) complement classic Juniper/Pine aromas with a fresh, herbaceous complexity (Rosemary, Basil).
Taste: Round, full, soft texture. Lemon, Juniper with a subtle spice on the finish.
Finish:Clean, and lingering.
Filibuster began in 2013, with the idea of offering discerning Spirits consumers a creative alternative to larger production brands. Whether Rye or Bourbon, the traditional aging process for American Whiskey has long been resting distillate a few years in charred new American oak barrels, and going directly into the bottle. Contrast this approach with Scotland, where cooperage of all types and ages have been embraced for centuries, and the case for exploring alternative wood in American Whiskey becomes clear.
Our “Dual Cask” method combines the long-held tradition of new American oak aging with the avant – garde approach of a shorter, secondary aging period in Wine-seasoned French oak. We work with some of the best known wineries in California, including Ramey, Trefethen, Ladera & Cobblestone, and utilize the aromatic and flavor profile of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Cabernet Sauvignon to achieve a very unique finish – what we call the “Dual Cask Difference”. Our Rye is spicy, yet velvety smooth, our Bourbon is rich, with an unexpected aromatic complexity.
Gin has come a long way since its infamous origins as the scourge of the working classes in 18th century in England. Once called “mother’s ruin,” gin and its closest relative, Jenever, enjoyed mass popularity during the early 20th century, in cocktails and punches across the globe, but declined with cocktail culture in the 60’s and 70’s. The international resurgence of martinis and speakeasies has led to a boom in microdistilleries producing high-quality gins for all tastes, from dry to sweet, and with all the aromatic variety of a spice market.
*the description is from the Fillibuster Gin website