Stats – 45% alcohol, Brooklyn, NY
Price – $23 for 200mL
Color – Dark amber with a tinge of red
Nose – Sweet and smoky charcoal
Palate – The first licensed distillery in New York City since Prohibition, Kings County started in a Brooklyn apartment in 2010. It has since moved into the Paymaster Building of the Brooklyn Navy Yard. This whiskey has a very unique almost maple flavor. It’s rich and a little savory, maybe a little salty. It tastes like corn is high on the mash-bill which gives this whiskey a great sweetness, it also has a touch of rye spice. The smoke here is less like earthy peat and more like campfire charcoal (presumably from a heavily charred barrel). The finish is long and smooth. Well made stuff from rising stars in the craft whiskey movement (also their new book is worth checking out as well).
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