Kings County Distillery is New York City’s oldest operating whiskey distillery, the first since prohibition. Founded in 2010, soon after the creation of a New York State Farm Distillery License, Kings County makes handmade moonshine and bourbon out of the 113-year-old Paymaster Building in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The distillery uses New York grain, traditional processes, and unorthodox distilling equipment to make distinctive whiskey. Our moonshine won “Best in Category” for corn whiskey at the 2011 American Distilling Institute’s Craft Spirits Conference and Kings County’s bourbon won a bronze medal at the 2012 Conference.
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