Kings County Distillery
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Kings County Distillery is New York City's oldest operating whiskey distillery, the first since prohibition. Founded in 2010, Kings County makes handmade moonshine, bourbon, and other whiskeys out of the 117-year-old Paymaster Building in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. We use New York grain and traditional distilling equipment to make distinctive spirits. Our whiskeys have won numerous awards from the American Distilling Institute, the American Craft Spirits Association, and the prestigious San Francisco World Spirits Competition, and have been praised by the New York Times, Wine & Spirits Magazine, GQ, The New Yorker and other sources. We only distill whiskey for our label and we never buy bulk whiskey from any other source.

In 2012, we moved into the Paymaster Building in the historic Brooklyn Navy Yard, just steps from legendary site of the Brooklyn Whiskey Wars of the 1860s and the former distillery district of the waterfront. With traditional copper whiskey stills fabricated in Scotland, wooden fermenters built locally by Isseks Brothers, and a corn and barley patch at a small farm onsite, the distillery is a model of sustainable and traditional whiskey production and one of the preeminent craft distilleries in the United States, having been named Distillery of the Year in 2016 from the American Distilling Institute.

Saturday & Sunday Tour Info: Tours with distillery staff will last approximately 1 hr.

 

Reservations for this tour are now sold out. Interested in exploring good places to get a drink? You may also enjoy the Five Boroughs Brewing Co. in Brooklyn, and the Flagship Brewing Co. on Staten Island, which require no reservations! Click on each site’s name to check out its Open Access listing.

 

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