Since the end of prohibition, Brooklyn has been the longtime home to distilleries of spirits like rum, whiskey, bourbon, brandy, gin, and more. In recent years, distillers have popped up in Manhattan too! Some distilleries have a fun theme or unique proofing process while others collaborate with artists on limited-edition reserves or creative labels. Every NYC distillery touts its New York roots. Here, we explore the craft distilleries of NYC where you can raise a glass and learn about the distilling process!

1. Fort Hamilton Distillery

Fort Hamilton Distillery
Photos Courtesy of Fort Hamilton Distillery

At this Industry City distillery, every bottle is individually poured right in Brooklyn. The barrelling of this proud all-American brand began in 2016 with what Fort Hamilton calls the original American whiskey style, a “New York Rye.” Their specialty liquid amber is aged at least three years in White Oak barrels. They also produce gin, bourbon, and a double barrel rye. Recipes can be found online and tours are more than just a walk through rooms of striking silver mechanisms; they’re also a history lesson and tasting experience.

Fort Hamilton Distillery Tour & Tasting

Fort Hamilton Distillery

You can join Untapped New York Insiders for an exclusive members-only tour and tasting at Fort Hamilton Distillery on September 26th! This tour, a $100 value, is just $25 for Insiders. Guests will get to pour a bottle of whiskey and taste spirits straight from the barrel. Not an Insider yet? Become a member today and use code JOINUS to get your first month free! Non-members can still save on tours of Fort Hamilton by booking through our website and using code UNTAPPEDNY for $5 off! Learn more and reserve your spot here.