The Story Behind Williamsburg's Kings County Distillery, the Oldest in the Country

From Architizer:

The oldest operating whiskey distillery in New York City also happens to be the smallest commercial distillery in the country: Founded less than five years ago, Colin Spoelman and David Haskell spent their nights and weekends in a 325-square-foot room in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn, making whiskey in five 24-liter stainless steel stills. Over the course of two years, the partners — an architect and editor, respectively, by day — outgrew the space and by 2012 Kings County Distillery moved to the 115-year-old Paymaster Building in the historic Brooklyn Navy Yard, where they have since been distilling moonshine and bourbon.

For more about the story and history of Kings County Distillery, check out the full article on Architizer.

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

Founder, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief

Matt enjoys exploring the City's food scene with his Wife and the outdoors with their three dogs. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time working from a treadmill desk at home.

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