I wanted to share some pics that I took this past weekend at the Kings County Distillery in Brooklyn Navy Yard here in New York City. If you happen to find yourself out that way, I highly recommend stopping by for a tour.
Kings County Distillery is New York City's oldest operating whiskey distillery - this is said with a bit of tongue in cheek because the distillery began operations in 2010. Operations commenced upon the changing of few laws in place since prohibition that made it extremely difficult to operate a distillery in the city of New York - and the state for that matter. Back in the day (prior to the 1920's) literally thousands of distilleries were in operation in New York. To adhere to the letter of the new laws that make a whiskey distillery possible in New York, the grain used in production must come from farms in the State of New York - which, lucky for us, happens to be some of the highest quality, most flavorful grain around and results in an awesome end product.
Sure, when most people think of American whiskey, bourbon and moonshine, they think of Kentucky or the Southern US - but these guys do a nice job bringing some of the action to New York City. As always, I love to support a local, small business, so, check out their website for details on where to get your hands on some.