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Kings County Distillery

Kings County Distillery

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Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York
(91 Reviews)

Kings County Distillery is New York City’s oldest operating whiskey distillery, the first since prohibition. Founded in 2010, Kings County makes handmade moonshine and bourbon out of the 115-year-old Paymaster Building in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. We use New York grain and traditional distilling equipment to make distinctive whiskey. Our whiskeys have won numerous awards from the American Distilling Institute, the American Craft Spirits Association, and our bourbon was recently named #2 craft bourbon by Eric Asimov of the New York Times.  We only distill whiskey for our label and we never buy bulk whiskey from any other source.

First located in a 325 square-foot room in East Williamsburg, Kings County began as the smallest commercial distillery in the country, with five 24-liter stainless steel stills making whiskey seven days a week, 16 hours a day. 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 were 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. We offer tours and tastings every Saturday.

Reviews of Kings County Distillery

(91 Reviews)
Distillery Tours (Weekdays)

8/3/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Distillery Tours (Weekdays)


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)

7/22/2019
Sydney R.

Attended: Distillery Tours (Weekdays)


I thought the class was engaging, informative and generally fun. I would highly recommend it to others.

Distillery Tours (Weekdays)

7/20/2019
Desmond E.

Attended: Distillery Tours (Weekdays)


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)

3/21/2019
Stephanie F.

Attended: Distillery Tours (Weekdays)


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)

2/15/2019
Jessica B.

Attended: Distillery Tours (Weekdays)


Great tour guide. Enjoyed the whiskey samples. Great experience for the price and duration of time.

Distillery Tours (Weekdays)

2/2/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Distillery Tours (Weekdays)


It was a lot of fun. Very interesting learning about the distillation process and the entire prohibition time. Great class/tour.

Distillery Tours (Weekdays)

1/20/2019
Febriana F.

Attended: Distillery Tours (Weekdays)


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)

12/29/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Distillery Tours (Weekdays)


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)

12/27/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Distillery Tours (Weekdays)


This class was awesome! The peated bourbon was incredible.

Distillery Tours (Weekdays)

9/24/2018
Julie T.

Attended: Distillery Tours (Weekdays)


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.

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299 Sands St, Bldg 121, Brooklyn, New York 11205
Kings County Distillery
Navy Yard, Brooklyn
299 Sands St, Bldg 121
Btwn Perry & Chauncey Avenues
Brooklyn, New York 11205

Directions:
Location instruction: 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)

Upcoming Classes at Kings County Distillery

Distillery Tours (Weekdays)
Distillery Tours (Weekdays)
Next start date:

Wednesday Oct 23rd, 3pm - 4pm

Distillery Tours (Weekends)
Distillery Tours (Weekends)
Next start date:

Saturday Oct 26th, 1pm - 2pm

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