Kings County Distillery is New York City’s oldest and premier craft distillery. Founded in 2010, Kings County hand makes whiskey out of the 115-year-old Paymaster Building in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. We use New York grain and traditional distilling equipment to make distinctive spirits. Founded and run by people who love whiskey, Kings County focuses exclusively on whiskey, making every drop of the product in-house.
Kings County has won praise in numerous press outlets and has won several double-gold, gold, and best-in-category medals from the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, the American Distilling Institute, and the American Craft Spirits Association. Our whiskeys have been named to best-of lists by the New York Times, Wine and Spirits Magazine, Bon Appetit, GQ, the New Yorker, and many others. Recognizing the distillery’s role as a leader in the craft distilling movement, the American Distilling Institute named Kings County Distillery of the Year in 2016.