Moonshine

Kings County Distillery’s Moonshine is a corn whiskey made from 80% New York State organic corn and 20% Scottish malted barley. It is double distilled and sold at 40% abv in glass flasks. It distinguishes itself from other unaged whiskeys in that it is refined and highly drinkable, with a bright and intense flavor. While moonshine is a word that conjures a lot of fiery opinions, Kings County is clean and smooth, designed to be an excellent example of unaged whiskey.

 

ADI Craft Spirit Awards: Best in Category 2011, gold medal 2014 (packaging), silver medal 2013, bronze medal 2012. ACSA: bronze medal 2015, 2016.

“Absolutely spot on corn whiskey; sweet, clean, berry-fruit, very well made and does exactly what it says on the tin (92=brilliant).” – Jim Murray’s Whiskey Bible 2013

Bourbon

Kings County Distillery’s Bourbon is made from New York State organic corn and malted barley from the U.K., and aged in new, American oak charred barrels.  It is characterized by a rich aroma of fresh corn, balanced with the sweet caramelized oak sap from small barrels.  It has a very strong sweet base with flavors of vanilla and caramel, a deep molasses taste to the middle notes, and leaves a smooth finish with hints of cinnamon and autumn spices. Generally aged for two summers, this bourbon is a precocious whiskey, surprisingly robust for its age.

 

ADI Craft Spirit Awards: silver medal 2013 and 2014 (Best in Category), bronze medal 2012.  American Craft Distillers Association Awards: silver medals (2) 2014 and in 2016.

“Crisp Demerara sugar; sumptuous texture, aided by melt-in-the-mouth natural caramels; an excellent outpouring of citrus-tinged vanilla; for a year-old bourbon the sugars have accumulated charmingly (89=excellent).” – Jim Murray’s Whiskey Bible 2013  “Exotic and deep, with flavors of grain, licorice, vanilla and molasses.”  (#2 Craft Bourbon, 3-Stars) — Eric Asimov, New York Times 2014.  “Top Ten Bourbons” —Time Out New York, 2014

Chocolate Whiskey

Kings County’s Chocolate Whiskey infuses our Moonshine with ground cacao bean husks from Mast Brothers Chocolate, whose factory is nearby.  Bitter and surprising, this rich whiskey tastes like dark chocolate and works great in cocktails or on its own as an after-dinner drink.

 

“Exceptional…exquisite…I didn’t know I needed a chocolate whiskey until I sampled some during a tour.” — Cocktails & Cologne

“Rich, with a nice mix of sweet and savory flavors.” — Uncrate

Gift Sets

These gift sets offer all three of our main whiskies in 200ml bottles, packaged in a handsome wooden box made just for us down the street in Brooklyn.  The box has a burned-in image of the paymaster building from the 19010s. 5-bottle sets are also available from select retailers with the moonshine, bourbon, chocolate, barrel-strength bourbon and limited edition pumpkin spice whiskeys.

 

 

Barrel Strength Bourbon

Kings County barrel strength straight bourbon is pulled from some of the oldest barrel stocks that we have in inventory now: bourbon barrels aged between two and four years. Because these barrels are stronger and richer, we decided to bottle this release at barrel strength, which varies by batch usually between 115 and 124 proof.  Available in NY and CA only right now, but rolling out to more states soon.

 

“Of all the craft distillers in the nation, none makes bourbon more delicious than Kings County”— Wine and Spirits Magazine 2015 re: Barrel Strength (Spirit of the Year).  ACSA: Gold medal 2016, Best in Category Bourbon.