Kings County Distillery is creating artisanal moonshine at the first operating whiskey distillery in New York City since the Prohibition era.
Colin Spoelman and David Haskell have tapped into a forgotten time with a distillery that is bringing a bit of their Appalachian roots to Williamsburg. Along with the moonshine, which is an unaged corn whiskey, Spoelman and Haskell are also distilling standard bourbon whiskey and chocolate whiskey at the Paymaster Building in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Spoelman and Haskell even use local ingredients like corn from upstate farms and Mast Brothers chocolate.
Kings County Distillery started out five years ago as a hobby in Spoelman’s apartment but their whisky is now being poured and sold at local eateries, watering holes and retailers across New York.
And, best of all, are their hand typed labels, which are stuck simply onto old fashioned, pocketable glass flasks for whisky purists on the move.
Source : New York Times