“We began by making whiskey at home. This gave us a chance to learn for ourselves what makes good whiskey—in some cases our answers confirmed conventional wisdom, but more often they turned it on its head. As a result, our whiskey is idiosyncratic; its taste reflects our values. We believe whiskey making is more than a business: it is an historical, agricultural, political, and gastronomical act. And it should be good fun.” —Colin Spoelman, Co-Founder and Master Distiller.
Kings County Distillery is New York City’s oldest, largest, and premier whiskey distillery, the first since prohibition. Founded in 2010, Kings County makes handmade moonshine, bourbon, and other whiskeys out of the 120-year-old Paymaster Building in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
Kings County is among the very first craft distillers to release a style of whiskey that can be considered the highest class of American Whiskey. Bottled-in-Bond is a designation that refers to American whiskeys (and some brandies) that are distilled, aged, and bottled entirely at one distillery, from barrels filled in one season, by one distiller. Furthermore, the whiskey must be four years old and bottled at precisely 100 proof. In the old days, this was a way to protect the consumer from brands that were merely bottling up whiskey from other distilleries and blending or adulterating that whiskey. In an era when consumers still sometimes have a hard time knowing exactly where their whiskeys actually come from, bottled-in-bond best expresses the advantages we enjoy by making all our whiskey in-house from grain to bottle. Highly allocated but available everywhere.
80% New York State Organic Corn 20% English "Golden Promise" Malt
Open-fermented, Off grain Bottled-in-Bond: distilled, aged, and bottled entirely at one distillery, from barrels filled in one season, by one distiller and the whisky must be four years old and bottled at precisely 100-proof.
Alcohol Content: 50% Volume: 375ml Ageing in Barrels: 4+ years
Awards Received: San Francisco World Spirits Competition, Best-in-Category (Small Batch Bourbon under 5 years), double-gold, 2017, silver 2018, 2019. International Whisky Competition, Best American Whisky, Best Bourbon, Best Small Batch Bourbon, Best Bourbon 4+ Years, gold (4) 2017. ADI, gold 2019, silver 2017, bronze 2018. ACSA, gold 2019, bronze 2017, 2018.