About Kings County Aged Whiskey Gift Set
Situated along the banks of the East River, Kings County Distillery is New York City’s oldest operating whiskey distillery and the first distillery in New York City since Prohibition. Wedged between Williamsburg and Vinegar Hill, Colin Spoelman and David Haskell, the master distillers at Kings County, make hand-crafted bourbon, moonshine, and now single malt whiskey out of the 117-year old Paymaster Building at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
A typewriter the two distillers found on the sidewalk in Williamsburg is used to make the labels that adorn their clear, flask-like bottles, while a hairdryer (made by Revlon) is used to affix each bottle seal. Handwritten scrawls on a chalkboard keep track of different batches, and mesh laundry bags are used as strainers.
This gift set is comprised of Kings County Bourbon, Kings County Peated Bourbon, and Kings County Single Malt Whiskey. These three handmade bourbons are distilled from 100% New York Grain.
Kings County Single Malt Whiskey is just like a single malt Scotch — except it’s made in Brooklyn! The barley is sourced from England and Scotland before being malted with a touch of peat, and open-fermented. Following fermentation Kings County uses traditional Scottish pot stills to double distill the whiskey, which is then aged in their own used bourbon barrels, maturing anywhere from one and a half to four years.
Kings County Peated Bourbon Whiskey is made from a mash organic, cracked corn that Spoelman and Haskell source from the Finger Lakes region in Upstate New York, and malted barley that has been exposed to peat smoke.
Kings County Distillery’s Straight Bourbon is made from New York State organic corn and malted barley from the U.K., is twice distilled in copper pot stills and then aged in new charred oak barrels.
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About American Whiskey
There’s equally strictly regulated American single malt, made from 100% malted barley, Tennessee whiskey, essentially bourbon filtered through maple charcoal and aged in new charred oak barrels.
And then there’s moonshine, a high proof (150- 170 proof) distilled spirit mainly made out of corn which gained popularity during the prohibition.