7. New York Distilling Company
The New York Distilling Company ceremoniously opened on the anniversary of the repeal of The National Prohibition Act on December 5th, 2011 in Williamsburg. Though they’re primarily a gin distillery (as gin takes less time to distill than other kinds of spirits), they also have rye options.
Spirits like the Dorothy Parker American Gin, Perry’s Tot Naval Strength Gin are named for influencers of New York City history.
Tom Potter of the The New York Distilling Company is the co-founder of the Brooklyn Brewery and co-author of Beer School: Bottling Success at the Brooklyn Brewery. Be sure to visit The Shanty, their full service bar serves their spirits amongst others.