The 11 Best Gins You Can Buy Right Now

The 11 Best Gins You Can Buy Right Now

Gin, once the most oft quaffed clear spirit on the planet, is on the rise again. London dry gin, American-made gin, Irish gin, gin made in Japan, gin made in Scotland. Maybe it’s because all these new whiskey distilleries are opening up and they need to wait a few years before the single malts are ready. Or maybe it’s just because gin is the most versatile cocktail spirit out there. It’s classic. Timeless. And if you give it a chance, it’s likely to surprise you.

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A Tale of Two Distilleries

A Tale of Two Distilleries

Calling all my fellow craft cocktail aficionados (and local history buffs, too)! There are some pretty exciting things happening on the bar and mixology scenes right here in NJ. Despite being home to the very first license to make liquor in the United States way back in 1780 (with over 350 producers popping up in NJ by the mid 19th century); liquor production in NJ had been outlawed since Prohibition. That is, until a recent law—in 2013(!)—brought distilling back to the Garden State.

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Hoboken Girl Blog

Hoboken Girl Blog

Jersey City’s first and only distillery is here, and it’s awesome. In the midst of Liberty State Park’s back roads, you’ll find Corgi Spirits {located at 1 Distillery Drive in the Bergen Lafayette area of Jersey City} where you can enjoy good cocktails in a chill atmosphere — all while contributing to local animal rescue...

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Jersey City Upfront: "Corgi Spirits, Hudson County’s First Distillery"

Jersey City Upfront: "Corgi Spirits, Hudson County’s First Distillery"

Beer isn’t the only alcohol being brewed in Jersey City.

Hudson County’s first distillery — Corgi Spirits — officially opens regular hours tonight at 1 Distillery Drive. The 10,000-square-foot facility is operated by entrepreneur and Harvard Business School graduate, Bob Hagemann. Hagemann wanted to open a British-inspired drinking distillery and tasting room right here in Jersey City and after a few brief delays — and a mini preview this past weekend —  opening day has come....

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NJ.com: "A distillery that produces a one-of-a-kind gin has just opened in N.J."

NJ.com: "A distillery that produces a one-of-a-kind gin has just opened in N.J."

JERSEY CITY -- Bob Hagemann aimed to open the first ever distillery in Hudson County on July 8.

The three-year obstacle course -- through local, state and federal approvals -- to open Corgi Spirits, a British-inspired distillery, hit one last roadblock down the final stretch over the summer when a logistical issue with the distillery's location arose, delaying the opening by nearly four months....

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Forbes: "Corgi Spirits: A Burst of Modern Gin from New Jersey"

Forbes: "Corgi Spirits: A Burst of Modern Gin from New Jersey"

...The spirits that are carefully distilled from these gleaming vessels are absolutely world class. They certainly are unlike anything that is being made in NJ right now, and certainly as fine of a gin that can be purchased on the broader liquor market. This gin is one of the finest gins made anywhere in the world. To understand what goes into a production such as Corgi Spirits, one must first learn a little bit about the entrepreneur (the passionate man) behind the brand....

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Have-A-Night: "New Jersey City Distillery Coming Soon: Corgi Spirits"

Have-A-Night: "New Jersey City Distillery Coming Soon: Corgi Spirits"

Jersey City will soon welcome the first and only distillery to town! Corgi Spirits has just begun the construction process and is excited to open come early 2017. Upon launching just west of Liberty State Park, they will provide gin and vodka, with future plans of whiskies and liqueurs. Tours, a tasting room, and a gift shop will all be included within the space as well.

Have A Night spoke with Corgi founder, Bob Hagemann, about his excitement to be part of the Jersey City community.....

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