Whiskey Wars Tour and Tasting
Where: Brooklyn Navy Yard
63 Flushing Ave.
718-907-5932 Price: $25
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Award-winning whiskey, historical facts, and local lore converge on the Whiskey Wars Tour and Tasting! Starting at BLDG 92, visitors will get a crash course in BNY history from 1801 to the present with a quick stop in the exhibition Brooklyn Navy Yard: Past, Present & Future. This introduction sets the stage for a deep-dive into an American classic with a Brooklyn flair…learning about whiskey from the experts at Kings County Distillery (KCD)! Once at KCD, visitors will learn about the whiskey wars scandals of the nineteenth century, the effect of prohibition on whiskey in the United States, and visitors will also get a chance to see the distilling process by visiting KCD’s barrel room and distilling floor. Although incorporating traditional methods such as copper pot distilling, KCD also embraces a new age “spirit” with their experimentation. A sip of tradition or experimentation included with the tour!
Kings County Distillery is New York City’s oldest, largest, and premier whiskey distillery, the first since prohibition. Founded in 2010, Kings County makes handmade moonshine, bourbon, and other whiskeys out of the 119-year-old Paymaster Building in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Kings County uses New York grain and traditional distilling equipment to make distinctive spirits with several whiskeys earning numerous awards and was named Distillery of the Year in 2016 by the American Distilling Institute. Visitors are welcome every day to Kings County’s Gatehouse tasting room that located in the 1896 ceremonial entrance to the Brooklyn Navy yard on Navy Street.
Tour lasts approximately 2 hours and participants must be 21 years of age. The tour does involve climbing stairs.Buy tickets/get more info now