New Columbia Distillers co-owners Michael Lowe, left, and John Uselton, seen here on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 in front of their distilling machinery, are actually father-in-law and son-in-law. They have been in business together making gin and now whiskey for the past two years, under the label "Green Hat." Their distillery currently produces about 3,000 cases of gin a year, and they have just started aging their first batch of rye whiskey, which will be ready to bottle in the next few years.
New Columbia Distillers co-owners Michael Lowe, left, and John Uselton, seen here on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 in front of their distilling machinery, are actually father-in-law and son-in-law. They have been in business together making gin and now whiskey for the past two years, under the label "Green Hat." Their distillery currently produces about 3,000 cases of gin a year, and they have just started aging their first batch of rye whiskey, which will be ready to bottle in the next few years. McClatchy
New Columbia Distillers co-owners Michael Lowe, left, and John Uselton, seen here on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 in front of their distilling machinery, are actually father-in-law and son-in-law. They have been in business together making gin and now whiskey for the past two years, under the label "Green Hat." Their distillery currently produces about 3,000 cases of gin a year, and they have just started aging their first batch of rye whiskey, which will be ready to bottle in the next few years. McClatchy

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December 30, 2014 11:56 AM

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