4. Van Brunt Stillhouse

Van Brunt Stillhouse houses a wide array of spirits to try for a little buzz, and distills whiskey, rum, grappa, and moonshine at its Red Hook facility.

Their whiskeys include a malt, bourbon, and rye. Their Due North Rum is named for the historical term used by sailors to reference when the rum they drank was pure. Speaking of pure, their grappa is made with locally sourced grape skins, and their moonshine works to restart the proud tradition of the New York that produced more moonshine then the entire south in the 19th century.

Tours of the facilities take place (with reservations) Thursdays and Fridays from 4-9pm, Saturdays from 2-9pm, and Sundays from 2-6pm.