Published July 07, 2015
Kentucky might be known for its bourbon, but whiskey was made all over the U.S. in thousands of small-scale distilleries in the years before Prohibition made it illegal to make or consume alcohol. Nearly 80 years later, New York loosened its laws and encouraged craft distilling through business incentives. Now local distillers have set up shop in New York City creating innovative spirits with locally farmed ingredients. Daniela Schrier visited two Brooklyn-based distilleries whose spirits are gaining fans far beyond city limits.