Distillery Tour and Gin Tasting for Two, Four, or Six at Greenhook Ginsmiths (56% Off)

Greenhook Ginsmiths Greenpoint

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In a Nutshell

Sample custom-made, award-winning gins and take a tour of a real Brooklyn distillery

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Reservation required. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Entire voucher value must be used in one purchase. Valid only for option purchased. May be repurchased every 120 days. Alcohol is not discounted more than 50%. Merchant is solely responsible for all sales and delivery of alcohol. Must provide 21+ ID to receive alcoholic beverages. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose from Three Options

  • $20.50 for a distillery tour and gin tasting for two ($40 value)
  • $35 for a distillery tour and gin tasting for four ($80 value)
  • $62 for a distillery tour and gin tasting for six ($120 value)

Tours are typically 45 minutes in length and take place on Saturdays and Sundays. Each guest will taste three varieties of gin.

Gin: Boldness from Berries

Every alcohol has its own unique character and story. Gin up some discussion of a classic spirit with Groupon’s exploration of gin.

The 1823 edition of Samuel Johnson’s Dictionary of the English Language defined gin as “the spirit drawn from juniper.” That’s not quite right—like most other popular spirits, gin is distilled from grain—but it’s an understandable mistake. The juniper berry (really a tiny cone) is responsible for both gin’s potent pine flavor and for its name, a truncation of the Dutch word jenever. To make most gin varieties, distilleries steep juniper and an often-secret blend of other botanicals such as coriander, citrus peel, cardamom, and angelica root in clear, neutral alcohol for as little as 24 hours. It’s then ready to be bottled; unlike brandy and whiskey, gin does not age.

From there, gin becomes the base for some of the world’s best-loved cocktails. The gin and tonic originated as a palatable delivery system for the bitter quinine that sailors and other equatorial travelers took to prevent malaria. There’s also the classic martini—gin, dry vermouth, an olive—and the summery tom collins, made with a little sugar and half an ounce of lemon juice.

These easy-to-mix drinks are all simple enough to let the spirit’s fragrant, herbal qualities shine through, but in past centuries that may not have been desirable. Eighteenth-century English distillers notoriously reached for competitive advantages by infusing their gin with inexpensive clarifying agents such as turpentine, alum, and sulfuric acid.

Customer Reviews

Very interesting and informative tour. It's a small boutique distillery that produces very high quality craft made gins. Three varieties! Who knew! The tasting was great! Bought two bottles of two varieties of gin and am looking forward to cocktails.
Robert C. · August 26, 2017
Steven's knowledge of gin is encyclopedic! He packed a lot into the hour. I hope to retain a fraction of it :)
Jodie P. · May 20, 2017
Had a great time learning and tasting!
Claire D. · March 20, 2017

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