Kings County Distillery, Brooklyn
Though founded just three years ago, Kings County Distillery in the Brooklyn Navy Yard is now the oldest operating post-Prohibition distillery in New York City. Initially producing un-aged whiskey (moonshine) and young bourbon, co-owner Colin Spoelman began releasing a new limited-production whiskey after an inspirational visit to the Mast Brothers Chocolate factory nearby. “You actually get the subtlety of our cocoa beans,” says Rick Mast, co-president of Mast Brothers, who provided husks and shells for Kings County’s experimentation. “The clarity of flavor is incredible.”
63 Flushing Ave.; kingscountydistillery.com.