5. St. Patrick’s Day Whiskey Tour
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If drinking is your preferred way of celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, make sure to head to the Brooklyn Navy Yard for its Whiskey Wars Factory Tour, taking place on March 17 at 4:30pm. Named in honor of the 19th century crackdown on illegal whiskey distilling, in which Marines were dispatched from the Navy Yard, the event will include a tour and tasting with BLDG 92 and Kings County Distillery.
During this unique event, you’ll have the opportunity to learn about whiskey scandals and the resurgence of the industry today. Tours last approximately 90 minutes, and tickets can be purchased here. Also, learn more about the history of the Brooklyn Navy Navy by uncovering its many unknown secrets.