The freedom to assemble is our right to gather peacefully to speak truth to power and redress our grievances. Our first gin expression, Assembly, is a nod to both process and purpose. We took inspiration from our founding team’s Italian heritage to craft a savory gin that speaks to our roots and our values.
We create Assembly by hand, carefully sourcing local ingredients, like hand-picked tomato leaves grown by area farmers. The backbone of this gin is as innovative as the blend of ingredients- we sustainably source Red Juniper berries which are native to the Eastern US and delicate enough to let this Assembly of ingredients shine.
This five year old high-rye bourbon is boldly finished in 50 year old Armagnac casks, making it the perfect year-round whiskey. The barrel finish adds notes of dried fruits, worn leather, and rich candied nuts. The rye content of this mashbill provides structure on the middle palate and yields a balanced, complex whiskey. We love it neat in the winter, stirred in an Old Fashioned in the spring, shaken in a sour in the summer or cozied up in a Toronto in the fall.
- 1 oz Borough Bourbon
- 1 oz dry vermouth
- 1 oz Campari
Combine all ingredients in shaker tin over ice. Stir briskly 30 times. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice and garnish with orange.
- 2 oz Borough Bourbon
- 3/4 oz lemon juice
- 3/4 oz honey syrup*
Add the first three ingredients to a shaker tin full of ice. Cover and shake hard 10 times. Strain into rocks glass over ice, top with lemon peel.
*Stir together equal parts honey and warm water until honey is dissolved
Chapman's Apple Brandy
Our take on America’s oldest spirit was carefully crafted from apple juice into a warm hearted brandy. Like our country, Chapmans Apple brandy is the product of collaboration and integrity that we know would make Johnny “Appleseed” Chapman proud.
For our take on America’s oldest spirit we fermented local apple juice, then rested and distilled the cider on the lees to produce the rich apple notes of Chapmans. Dual aged in French and American oak, the finished blend highlights our favorite qualities of apple brandy from both traditions. We think Johnny “Appleseed” Chapman would be proud.
Delicious on its own, Chapmans is also delightful added to a glass of champagne or mixed in an Old Fashioned-style cocktail like the American Trilogy.
- 1 oz Chapmans Apple Brandy
- 1 oz Purpose Rye
- 1 brown sugar cube
- 3 dashes orange bitters
Combine sugar cube, orange bitters and cap full of water and muddle together in rocks glass. Add Chapmans Apple Brandy and Purpose Rye and stir. Express orange peel in and around cocktail and enjoy.
- 1 1/2 ounces Chapmans Apple Brandy
- 3/4 ounce lemon juice
- 1/2 ounce grenadine
Add all ingredients to shaker tin full of ice. Cover and shake until the outside is frosty. Strain into coupe glass, garnish with lime peel.
To us, civic duty is: women owned and led, funded by the community and unafraid of challenging convention.
Distilled exclusively from North American corn and patiently charcoal filtered for a crisp flawless finish, Civic is an American craft vodka of the highest standard. Creamy and slightly sweet with a dry finish, it is delicious in a Moscow Mule and stands up perfectly in a 2:1 martini.
- 2 oz Civic Vodka
- 3/4 oz lemon
- 3/4 oz sugar syrup
- 2 dashes angostura bitters
Add all ingredients to a shaker tin full of ice. Cover and shake until the outside is frosty. Strain into coupe glass, garnish with lemon peel.
- 2 oz Civic vodka
- 3/4 oz dry vermouth
- 1/4 oz absinthe
- 2 dashes oranges bitters (optional)
Add all ingredients into pint glass, hard shake, and strain into chilled martini glass and garnish as you see fit— lemon, onion or olive— there’s no wrong way.
- 2 oz Civic Vodka
- 1/2 oz lime juice
- 1/2 oz sugar syrup
- 2 oz ginger beer
Add the first three ingredients to a shaker tin full of ice. Cover and shake hard 10 times. Strain into rocks glass, top with ginger beer, garnish with lime or candied ginger.
Dissent demands courage. As a child, RBG was inspired by NYC’s famous Jewish deli Russ & Daughters because she had never seen a business feature the owner’s female children before. We thought, “Why not make a spirit that embodies the rich aromas and flavors of that deli? Why not a Pastrami-Spiced Gin that honors trailblazers everywhere?”
Dissent brings together ingredients not often found in a gin: pepper, allspice, bay leaf, ginger, lemon, mandarin orange and hickory smoke, all while still being a vegan gin.
Every bottle sold sends a donation to the National Network of Abortion Funds, a non profit that is funding local efforts in the most restrictive states to provide financial, logistical, cultural & political assistance to people who need an abortion.
This moment calls for stiff dissent and a stiff drink. For, in the words of RBG: “The greatest menace to freedom is an inert people.”
MADAM Vice President. What a difference one word makes. It breaks glass ceilings. It paves the way for a generation of new leaders. It turns “never-been-done” to “did”.
To commemorate the inauguration of America’s first female, black, AND South Asian Vice President, we’ve collaborated with talented local artist, and AKA soror, Lex Marie (@thelexmarie) to create a whiskey fit for toasting history: Madam.
Madam is a celebration of those who inspire us to resist and persist. A blend of 7 year old bourbon and 5 year old rye, the finished whiskey is slow-smithed before bottling to produce what we all strive (and vote, and protest, and organize) for- a more perfect union.
You make choices with purpose. You believe your actions speak to your values. You know business can be done differently - so do we.
Purpose Rye is a 100 proof, single barrel straight rye expression created for the person who believes that every dollar spent is an investment in the world you want to live in.
The deep char of barrels 1-24 lend Purpose Rye smokey, sweet, cocoa notes on the nose. Deceptively smooth for 100 proof, the palate carries rich resin, black pepper, and baking spice to round out the lengthy finish.
- 2oz Purpose Rye
- 1/2 oz sweet vermouth
- 1/2 oz dry vermouth
- 2 dashes Angostura bitters
Stir all ingredients in a tumbler and strain into a coupe cocktail glass. Garnish with a cherry.