Murillo says the gin has a “beautiful round flavor profile,” that you don’t typically associate with gins. With a smaller amount of juniper, it has less of a fresh pine taste. And while it works well with Queens_Courgae_pic_3any classic gin-based cocktail, it’s also a great drink neat because of that rounded taste.
“It took us a year and half to formulate [the gin] because we were doing something so new, that hadn’t really been produced for 100 years,” Murillo explained. “I think that’s why we picked gin, because we thought it would be a great opportunity to revive this kind of spirit.”
With the signature spirit on the market, the focus shifts back to Queens. Folks from Buffalo to the North Fork can go out and purchase Queens Courage to add to their liquor cabinet, but Murillo has bigger plans for the future. He’s still looking at opening the first craft distillery in Queens, to create more spirits and host different events and tastings. Murillo wants to create signature cocktails that reflect the diversity of the borough, flavors that compliment the myriad cultures available in just a short ride along the 7 train. Tastes as diverse as Queens, that’s what Murillo is working towards.

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