A bourbon that’s racked up top accolades from the nation’s most prestigious spirit institutions and competitions must have been made in Kentucky, right? Think again, my whiskey-loving compadre! It may surprise you to learn that award-winning Bourbon whiskey is made right here in New York City, all inside one craft distillery blending traditional European distillation methods with an unconventional American twist. Now’s your chance to learn how to make, taste, and evaluate whiskey from one of the top craft spirit producers in town, all without leaving your living room.
Join New York Adventure Club for a virtual whiskey making and tasting workshop with Kings County Distillery, New York City’s oldest, largest, and premier whiskey distillery, located inside the gates of New York’s historic Brooklyn Navy Yard.
Led by Kings County Distillery’s Executive Bourbon Steward and Distiller, our virtual experience around this magnificent spirit will include:
A brief history of Kings County Distillery, and how it sources, distills, and barrel ages all of its handmade spirits from their Brooklyn facility
The 101 on how to produce whiskey with author and Distiller Anthony Marinese, from learning the principles of distillation and barrel aging, to unlocking the mysteries of mashing, malting, and fermentation
A sensory primer on how to nose, taste, and sip whiskey, courtesy of Executive Bourbon Steward Lia Niskanen
A deep dive into the Five Flight Classic Whiskey Set that will be featured in the tasting — this set includes 200 ml bottles of Moonshine, Straight Bourbon, Peated Bourbon, Barrel-Strength Bourbon, and Chocolate in a beautiful custom made wooden box
Delivery of the whiskey set to any New York State resident (see ‘whiskey order & delivery’ section below for details)
Afterward, we’ll have a Q&A with Lia and Anthony — any and all questions about whiskey are encouraged!