The Winslow | 243 East 14th Street
The Winslow is practically designed to inspire you to dig in and stay awhile: dark-wood walls, a soccer game on the TV, pints of Fuller’s London Pride pulled from the tap, patrons spilling out onto the patio area, drinks in hand. It has the distinctive feel of a traditional British pub—albeit one with a New York accent. Bordering the East Village and Gramercy neighborhoods, this U.K.-inspired gastropub and gin bar offers more than 40 gin bottlings (listed by key botanicals and flavors) and a strong roster of gin cocktails. But it’s also a spot for Strongbow cider and Scotch eggs, and big screens showing football from both sides of the Atlantic (or rugby, depending on the season). *Taken from Punch Magazine
Go for: A Gin & Tonic.
Free food and specialty crafted drinks are always a great excuse to swing by the World’s #1 Gin Bar located on 14th street between 2nd and 3rd avenues.
What you’ll get:
- Welcome cocktail
- Introduction to Blue BottleGin and distillery
- Two more cocktails (that you’ll learn how to make)
- Passing hors d’oeuvres
- Lively conversation with other guests and the distillers–BOOM!
*below is taken from the Blue Bottle Gin Website
BLUE BOTTLE IS THE EPITOME OF BOUTIQUE DISTILLED GIN. EACH BATCH IS METICULOUSLY CRAFTED IN OUR COPPER STILL AT THE THREE FINGERS DISTILLERY ON GUERNSEY. OUR GIN HAS A UNIQUE COMBINATION OF BOTANICALS SCRUPULOUSLY SELECTED TO CREATE A DELECTABLE TREAT.
Traditional juniper is here but doesn’t dominate. Astute drinkers will appreciate the tropical scent of local gorse flowers, be cosseted by the sweetness of nutmeg and luxuriate in a hint of cubeb pepper. Our attention to detail and commitment to excellence flows through to our bottle which you’ll notice is distinctively heavy and intensely beautiful to continue the Blue Bottle experience even whilst pouring.
HERE AT BLUE BOTTLE WE BELIEVE THAT ATTENTION TO DETAIL IS EVERYTHING, THAT LIFE IS TO BE OBSERVED AND ENJOYED AND THAT EVERY DAY THINGS OFTEN WARRANT CLOSER INSPECTION.
Blue Bottle is the brainchild and long held ambition of our head distiller, Matt, whose interest in Gin and passion for the craft of distilling was rewarded when he was made a Scholar and Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Distillers.
Many years ago, Matt spent a balmy summer studying flies as part of a research project which he was undertaking at Cambridge University. As he peered down the microscope he noticed the exceptional beauty, intricate detail and distinctive colouring of his subject, and was struck that such beauty could be easily overlooked here and, for that matter, everywhere.
Blue Bottle is the culmination of many years of commitment to refining detail. Matt has immersed himself in research into the history of gin, undertaken extensive taste testing, sourced premium botanicals from across the globe and evolved numerous prototypes to ensure that Blue Bottle gin is a truly hand crafted reflection of his passion and attention to detail, with a taste which is second to none.
WE BELIEVE THAT OUR STILL IS A THING OF BEAUTY, BUT WE WOULD BECAUSE WE LOOK FOR BEAUTY EVERYWHERE!
Our commitment to excellence is all consuming, so it is only fitting that Blue Bottle is distilled in the best quality equipment – The Arnold Holstein 500L steam heated pot still. There’s actually no need for the dimpling you’ll see on her body, but we believe that the aesthetic is as important as the taste, so to ensure that she looked the part we had her hand hammered which creates a shimmer and completes our distillery experience.