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Distillery Tours (Weekdays)

Experience the rich history and craftsmanship of America's oldest whiskey distillery in NYC. Discover the secrets of mashing, fermentation, and pot distillation. Indulge in a tasting of our finest core products.

  • Level All levels
  • Age 21 and older
  • Price $22.98 per person
  • Location 299 Sands St, Brooklyn, NY
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  • Kings County Distillery @ 299 Sands St, Brooklyn, NY 11205
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Class Description

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What you'll learn in this food tours class:

Take a guided tour of Kings County Distillery, the oldest whiskey distillery in New York City since prohibition. Learn more about the rich history of whiskey and how it helped shaped America. Stand on the distillery floor and learn more about the science and magic of mashing, fermentation and pot distillation. Take in the angel's share in our barrel room and find out how the spirit is mellowed by the oak while it picks up all it's color and develops deeper flavors.

The tour ends with a tasting of four of our core products:

  • Moonshine
  • Straight Bourbon
  • Peated Bourbon
  • Chocolate

Important Notes:

  • You must be age 21+ with proper ID to enjoy whiskey. We reserve the right to refuse service at our discretion. 
  • At this time children are not permitted on the tour, unless they are young enough to be worn by a parent/guardian in an infant carrier.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes before the starting time.
  • Tours will start no later than 5 minutes after the listed time.
  • If you arrive more than 10 minutes late your spot will be forfeited to someone on our waitlist with no option to reschedule or be refunded.

This tour does require going up and down stairs.


Refund Policy

Notify us of cancellation; tickets can be used for tours on future dates.

In any event where a customer wants to cancel their enrollment and is eligible for a full refund, a 5% processing fee will be deducted from the refund amount.

Reviews of Classes at Kings County Distillery (96)

(4.7-star rating across 96 reviews)
  • Distillery Tours (Weekdays)

    Anonymous review on 8/3/2019
    The course itself was very good, we were not given the proper instructions regarding the meeting place and the person organizing the course was very rude when we went direct to the facility (which is the address we were given). We almost left because the doors were locked when we got there. Better communication is needed and rudeness nor appreciated.
  • Distillery Tours (Weekdays)

    Reviewed by Sydney R. on 7/22/2019
    I thought the class was engaging, informative and generally fun. I would highly recommend it to others.
  • Distillery Tours (Weekdays)

    Reviewed by Desmond E. on 7/20/2019
    Small setting. The tour guide was wonderful even with assisting us with our purchases. Learned a lot about distillery’s,New York, and some US history.
  • Distillery Tours (Weekdays)

    Reviewed by Stephanie F. on 3/21/2019
    This was such a fun tour and our tour guide was super knowledgeable and passionate about Whiskey! The tastings were amazing and the product exceptional. There’s a bar onsite where you can taste cocktails with the delicious whiskeys they make. Definitely coming back for some cocktails!
  • Distillery Tours (Weekdays)

    Reviewed by Jessica B. on 2/15/2019
    Great tour guide. Enjoyed the whiskey samples. Great experience for the price and duration of time.
  • Distillery Tours (Weekdays)

    Anonymous review on 2/2/2019
    It was a lot of fun. Very interesting learning about the distillation process and the entire prohibition time. Great class/tour.
  • Distillery Tours (Weekdays)

    Reviewed by Febriana F. on 1/20/2019
    It was a cool tour. Very informative. My husband enjoys the tour and the whiskey very much. Loved their special innovative flavors!
  • Distillery Tours (Weekdays)

    Anonymous review on 12/29/2018
    I thought the bourbon tasting was great! The tour itself was underwhelming. I suggest a short film or slide show depicting the history lesson. It’s so interesting and the pictures on the wall don’t do it justice. Or hire a struggling actor or comedian to tell the story in a more animated fashion. Also employees were talking in the back of the room which was very distracting.
  • Distillery Tours (Weekdays)

    Anonymous review on 12/27/2018
    This class was awesome! The peated bourbon was incredible.
  • Distillery Tours (Weekdays)

    Reviewed by Julie T. on 9/24/2018
    Very informative tour. The best person led the tour; I didn’t catch his name, but he was so passionate about the distillery and bourbo that it radiates through his presentation. We got to taste 3-4 different kinds. Really awesome tour.
  • Distillery Tours (Weekdays)

    Reviewed by Kevin D. on 9/16/2018
    Good Experience, very informative guide and nice bar to have to a few drinks after.
  • Distillery Tours (Weekdays)

    Anonymous review on 8/19/2018
    Awesome tour! Our tour guide was funny and very informative. Whiskey was real good too!
  • Distillery Tours (Weekdays)

    Anonymous review on 8/19/2018
    We had a great time during our tour. Learned so much about the distillery process and really enjoyed the tasting. Only downside is that we went on a really hot day and most of the tour is not in the AC. Regardless, I would highly recommend this tour.
  • Distillery Tours (Weekdays)

    Reviewed by Laura P. on 7/29/2018
    I loved that this tour talked about the history of whiskey in America in addition to the distillery tour. The tasting was a great end!
  • Distillery Tours (Weekdays)

    Anonymous review on 7/7/2018
    Overall the tour was ok. My major issue was with the duration. It was advertised as 45-60 mins and in actuality was an hour and 45 mins, which isn’t something I would have signed up for - and it made us late for our next activity.
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Students most enjoyed Distillery Tours (Weekdays). Manys found the course to be engaging, informative, and fun. Overall, students appreciated the opportunity to learn about the distillation process, the history of whiskey in America, and the different flavors of whiskey. They enjoyed the whiskey tastings and appreciated the knowledgeable and passionate tour guides. Quotes: 1. "The tour guide was wonderful even with assisting us with our purchases. Learned a lot about distillery’s, New York, and some US history." 2. "The best person led the tour; I didn’t catch his name, but he was so passionate about the distillery and bourbon that it radiates through his presentation. We got to taste 3-4 different kinds. Really awesome tour." 3. "It was great! Informative, fun, and with generous whiskey samples. Thanks, Kings County Distillery!"

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Enter at the Sands Street Gate to the Brooklyn Navy Yard (299 Sands Street). Check in with the guard, and we are the first building past the entrance (#121)

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