From the historic, 119-year-old Paymaster building in the Brooklyn Navy Yard come these traditionally crafted, locally sourced, multiple award winning whiskey varieties. In a day when “locally crafted” spirits have become trendy, Kings County Distillery stands to remind you that, as the oldest whiskey distillery in New York City, it was doing it long before it was cool. With traditional copper stills crafted in Scotland and corn and barley grown on site, it is also a model of sustainability and tradition.
At 102 proof, Empire Rye whiskey packs a bit more than the usual punch, which adds to the warm, complex, and spicy character. A simple must for rye lovers, it’s uncommonly flavorful, with notes of cinnamon, mint and licorice.