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 17th, Tuesday 7-9pm: Bourbon School: Tasting Whiskey
October 21st, Saturday 4:30: Whiskey Wars Tour
October 22nd, Sunday 2:30 & 4:30: From Grain to Grape: A Whiskey and Wine Tour
October 22nd, Sunday 4-8pm: Empire Rye Release (no ticket required, discounted cash bar)
October 24th, Tuesday 7-9pm: Bourbon School: Whiskey Cocktails
October 25th, Wednesday 6:30pm, History of Drunkenness with Brooklyn Brainery
November 11, 2pm: Brooklyn Distilled
November 11, 2pm: Dead Distillers
November 14th, Tuesday 6:30pm, Eight Flavors Paperback Release Party
November 18, 4:30pm: Whiskey Wars!
November 24, Friday 5:30: Women in Whiskey Tour

Please see the map and directions on our Tours page.


Please email events@kingscountydistillery.com for all event requests.