Posted by John and Liz Attaway, 1/12/16
Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall is hosting a launch party to debut Old Fourth Distillery’s newly released gin on Thursday, January 21st, from 7-10pm. The evening will feature a special menu of O4D gin cocktails, discounted bar snacks, and live music from Sweet Auburn String Band. The founders of O4D will also be in attendance.
Located in Atlanta’s historic Old Fourth Ward neighborhood at 684 John Wesley Dobbs Ave. NE, Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall is the first outdoor-oriented bar and restaurant to open along the Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail, at mile marker 9.25. An in-town home away from home for Atlanta’s adventure seekers, Ladybird offers elevated campfire cuisine for dinner, lunch, and weekend brunch, and focuses on sharable dishes that rotate based on local availability. The beverage program features craft cocktails, wine, local beer, alongside housemade juices and sodas.
Old Fourth Distillery was started by childhood friends who decided to open Atlanta’s first distillery since 1906, taking a neighborhood centric sustainable approach to creating the finest spirits available at any price. O4D uses sustainable non-GMO sugar cane to make its vodka, using less energy and creating zero waste. Old 4th distillery’s only byproduct is pure, distilled water. Their cane sugar base and hands on approach creates a naturally gluten free vodka with a soft, round mouthfeel and a subtle caramelized sugar aroma. Their Southern Dry Gin is vapor infused with only the finest fresh botanicals. Every bottle of O4D is made by hand in their 1100 square foot distillery in the Old Fourth Ward. Three people create the fermentations, do the distillations, bottle, and package every drop of the signature vodka and gin. O4D uses a custom, handmade CARL copper still.