You’ve got the red-and-black striped flag hanging on your porch. You’ve got the team scarf draped around your neck at games. But do you have the official new gin of Atlanta United in your glass?
Old 4th Distillery recently announced a partnership to create limited-edition bottles of gin with the insanely popular MLS team. Bottles, emblazoned with the soccer team’s colors and logo, hit shelves this week.
The back of the bottle reads: “What do gin and soccer have in common? They each mark new beginnings for our city — our first distillery since Prohibition and our first MLS team ever. Old Fourth Distillery is honored to join you in celebration of Atlanta United. Together, we raise a glass to what’s possible with the passionate spirit of the fans and the collective spirit of our city.”
“We are pumped that we do not have to keep this partnership bottled up inside our four walls any longer,” said Jeff Moore, who owns the distillery with his brother, Craig. “Our team has been working to carefully craft what we hope will be a collector’s item for Atlanta’s soccer fans.”
O4D’s 94-proof gin is distilled from organic Italian wheat, but the rest of the ingredients — juniper berries from Oakland Cemetery, grapefruit, lemon and orange peel, cardamom, pink peppercorn, angelica root and coriander — are sourced locally.
The distillery opened on Edgewood Avenue in 2014. The team has plans to open similar tasting rooms around Atlanta, including one in East Atlanta to coincide with the release of their bourbon in 2019. A Decatur Street facility has also been in the works.
See where O4D spirits are sold here.
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