The state of New York has a lot of exciting experiences for all kinds of travelers. If you will be visiting Brooklyn soon and going for distillery tours seems like a viable item on your list of the itinerary, then you will be in for a pleasant surprise. When in Brooklyn, you don’t need to take a train upstate for a chance to sample some of the region’s finest wines and spirits. The artsy borough is very notorious for its ingenuity and attitude when it comes to the production of liquor, and below is a brief look at some of the top distilleries in Brooklyn, New York.
1. Arcane Distilling
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Arcane Distilling is the proud distiller of Lone Wolf Whiskey. If you haven’t tasted this whiskey yet, then you haven’t tasted one of New York’s pride. In addition to the Lone Wolf brand, Arcane Distilling also produces The Arcane Whiskey and Arcane Fernet. All these are available in unique flavors and expressions of beers that have been cleverly distilled into whiskeys. The distillery has a passion for creating unique spirits and beer whiskeys with a scientific approach that is not so obvious in the world of spirits.
Address: Brooklyn, NY 11216, United States
Website: Arcane Distilling
Opening hours: Sat: 12pm - 12am (closed from Sun - Fri)
2. Forthave Spirits
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Forthave Spirits is another great distillery worth touring when visiting Brooklyn. They specialize in producing botanical spirits that are crafted from secrete recipes obtained from medieval Marseille and passed from one generation to another. Their notable brands include Red Aperitivo, Marseille Amaro, and Blue Gin. Their spirits are not only natural but also delicious, and they are backed by an incredible history that is likely to change your perspective about botanical spirits.
Address: 630 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11206, United States
Website: Forthave Spirits
3. Moto Spirits Distillery
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Just like Forthave Spirits, Moto Spirits Distillery also has an incredible story behind them. The genesis of the small-batch, rice-based whiskeys can be traced back to the periods when motorcycle trips were common around the United States and other parts of the world. The Moto Spirits were the very first handcrafted rice whiskeys in the United States and a trip to this distillery will be a great chance to get a glimpse of the adventure that resides in America’s first rice whiskey.
Moto Spirits Distillery
Address: 93 Forrest St, Brooklyn, NY 11206, United States
Website: Moto Spirits Distillery
Opening hours: Tue - Sun: 12pm - 8pm (closed on Mon)
4. Kings County Distillery
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This is the oldest operating whiskey distillery in the state of New York and the very first distillery after Prohibition. It is well known for its Moonshine brand – a fine spirit that tastes delicious and has won a plethora of awards. Apart from this popular brand, Kings County Distillery is also a master when it comes to crafting bourbons, single malt whiskey, and chocolate whiskeys among others. Tasting happens from Tuesday through to Sunday, and if you can spare just USD14 for a tour, you are guaranteed to have one of the most amazing tasting experiences of your life.
Kings County Distillery
Address: 299 Sands St, Brooklyn, NY 11205, United States
Website: Kings County Distillery
5. Heights Distilling Co.
If you have encountered brands such as Strange Night Vodka, Dry Dock Gin, and Jerold’s Gin, then you have probably had a run-in with some of the finest products by Heights Distilling Co. The distillery is currently being managed by a journalist and filmmaker couple – Nick and Tamara whose ambition is to introduce a unique family recipe for chacha in the United States. Currently, they produce a variety of small-batch products such as ryes, single-barrel bourbons, and of course, the incredibly popular Strange Night Vodka. A tour of this distillery will enthrall you with the passion that the proprietors have towards distilling and you will also have a chance to sample some of their best spirits.
Heights Distilling Co.
Address: 63 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205, United States
Website: Heights Distilling Co.
6. Widow Jane Distillery
At Widow Jane Distillery, you get a chance to indulge in two vices, but you only pay for one: chocolate and booze. The distillery is located in Red Hook, and under its belt are whiskeys such as oak and Applewood-age rye, and a 10-year old bourbon. The distillery also operates the Cacao Prieto Distillery whose main focus is the manufacture of artisan chocolate bars and a huge selection of cacao-flavored chocolate liquors and cacao-flavored rums. A tour will see you visit the two facilities where you will have a chance to indulge in the booze and also enjoy the various offering the produce.
Widow Jane Distillery
Address: 218 Conover St, Brooklyn, NY 11231, United States
Website: Widow Jane Distillery
Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 9am - 5pm; Sat - Sun: 11am - 7pm
7. Standard Wormwood Distillery
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Standard Wormwood Distillery is the brainchild of two lifelong friends – Taras and Sasha, who, while still living in an apartment, decided to subject wormwood to a variety of experiments beyond its normal use. They infused the plant into a variety of base spirits including pineapple, agave smoked with pumpkin seeds, and black peppery rye whiskeys among others. That was the genesis of the now celebrated brands such as Wormwood Gin, Wormwood Agave, Artemisia, and the famous Wormwood rye. Tours to this distillery, however, are by appointment only. Therefore, be sure to make an appointment in advance if you wish to have a taste of some of the finest wormwood spirits and whiskeys.
Standard Wormwood Distillery
Address: 68 34th St, Brooklyn, NY 11232, United States
Website: Standard Wormwood Distillery
8. Breuckelen Distillery
At Breuckelen Distillery, traditions are respected and highly adhered to when it comes to crafting a unique spirit. They have a goal of creating delicious spirits from recipes based on what they have learned and tested in the past. This is how they have managed to create unique, easy to drink, and extremely delicious spirits. Whether you are a classic casual cocktail enthusiast or you think of yourself as a whiskey aficionado, a tour of this facility will be a good chance to sample some of the region’s best-handcrafted spirits.
Address: 77 19th St, Brooklyn, NY 11232, United States
Website: Breuckelen Distillery
Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 10am - 5pm (closed from Fri - Sun)
Sample New York’s finest at Brooklyn’s top distilleries
If you are whiskey aficionado, then a tour of these distilleries is simply irresistible. They harbor rich history and they produce very fine liquors. Plan your visit today to any of these top distilleries in Brooklyn, New York for a chance to sample the region’s finest spirits and whiskeys.
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