David Wondrich Says It’s Not Easy Being Green

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He was amused by it, however. Photo: Melissa Hom

"Have you seen the Gowanus Canal? It's green. There's something seriously wrong with it. For me it stands for the old, unreconstructed Brooklyn, this industrial ditch." The cocktail historian wasn't exactly going for irony when he named his Chief Gowanus New-Netherland Gin. [Papermag, Related]