Who says bourbon whiskey needs to come from Kentucky? Well this ain't the truth, case and point. A common misconception, it can be made anywhere in the United States to be called bourbon whiskey. Colin Spoelman and David Haskell opened Kings County Distillery in the 2010, which currently resides in Brooklyn's Navy Yard. This distillery is the first in New York City to open since the prohibition. As a whiskey drinker I enjoyed learning more about the method in which this spirit is created. They use all New York grain and traditional distilling equipment, offering a bourbon, a moonshine and a chocolate whiskey which is a collaboration with the Mast Brothers.
It's open to the public on Saturdays for a tour and a tasting.
Kings County Distillery
Brooklyn Navy Yard, Bldg 121
63 Flushing Avenue, Box 379
Brooklyn, NY 11205