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Drink in the name of Queens!

By Ilija Sekulovski

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If you didn’t know, we have a super cool local distillery – The Astoria Distilling Company, founded by local Chris Murillo. Chris has been brewing up ‘Queens Courage’ gin, and it’s been a hit. Here’s how the Astoria Distilling Company describes Queens Courage:

Queens Courage is a New York Old Tom style gin that is lighter than Dutch genever, more full-bodied than London Dry, and has a natural subtle sweetness.  Queens Courage is made with premium New York grains, New York City rooftop honey and the highest quality botanicals. This fine spirit will delight gin lovers and create many new ones. Queens Courage mixes perfectly in your favorite cocktails, yet is refined enough to enjoy neat or on the rocks.  Queens Courage is a trademark of the Astoria Distilling Company.

If that sounds like your cup of tea…or cup of gin, Queens Courage is now available at Astoria Park Wine and Spirits, and you can grab a bottle the next time you stop by!

Astoria Park Wine and Spirits is one of our favorite local spots for good alcohol – one member of the Give Me Astoria team is adamant on never going anywhere else for his drinks. Owned by Amanda Allensworth and around since 2011, the store has a great staff who is well versed and always offers a good suggestion if you don’t know what you’re in the mood for. They carry more than 300 brands – many of which are local or affordable. They also have a great rewards program – because who doesn’t like to be rewarded for drinking?

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Astoria Park Wine and Spirits
28-07 24th Ave, Astoria NY 11105
(718) 606-1142

 

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