While we are first and foremost whiskey makers, we also believe that an educated customer will better appreciate what makes our whiskey different—and we enjoy sharing the wider world of whiskey, which is historical, agricultural, political, and gastronomical.

We offer a number of classes, off-site tastings, and private tours that can be custom-tailored to birthdays, corporate retreats, and bachelor and bachelorette outings.  The distillery occupies the Paymaster Building, a turn-of-the-century former bank, as well as the Gatehouses, a pair of 1896 castle-like structures that were once the formal entrance to the Navy Yard. The Paymaster upstairs can hold as many as 75 guests for standing cocktail parties. The Gatehouses, adjacent to the distillery, can hold 80 outside, and 50 inside and are suited to various smaller event configurations.

We can provide a dedicated whiskey specialist to host tastings offsite for whiskey classes, formal guided tastings, or a casual tasting station at a larger event.  Our bottles can also be purchased for use in guest gift bags. Commercial photography rates are available on request.


October 12th, Saturday, 2:00: Kings County Distillery and Big Onion Tours present: the “Brooklyn Distilled” Walking Tour
October 15th, Tuesday, 7:00: Madame Morbid Trolley Tours and Kings County Distillery present the “Spirits of Brooklyn” tour
October 17th, Thursday, 6pm: The 3rd Annual NY State Rye Week Extravaganza
October 20th, Sunday, 2:00: Kings County Distillery and Big Onion Tours present: the “Brooklyn Distilled” Walking Tour
October 24th, Thursday, 7:00: The Art of Tasting Whiskey
October 25th, Friday, 7:00: The Spirited Pen Presents: Robin Robinson
October 26th, Saturday, 4:30: Whiskey Wars Tours
October 31st, Thursday, 7pm: Halloween Party at The Gatehouse!

Please see the map and directions on our Tours page.


Reservations At The Gatehouses

If you have a small group (5-25 people), it is possible to reserve some tables on our patio. Please note, reservations during peak hours require a $50 deposit.  To make a reservation, please email events@kingscountydistillery.com , or fill out an event inquiry below.

Peak Hours:
Friday 5pm-8pm
Saturday 4pm-8pm

For groups of 25 and up, please fill out an event inquiry below.

Please fill out this form for all event requests and take a look at our FAQs.