New York Distilling Co. Tours and Tastings

Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz
Opera Cocktail at the Shanty
The Shanty, Williamsburg Thursday May 3 2012 17:00 - 19:00
Go behind the scenes at the boutique Williamsburg distillery during this 30-minute tour and tasting, led by a distiller or one of three company founders. Get a close look at the facilities, including a 1,000-liter copper-pot still, and learn about production of local spirits. Conclude with a tasting of the company's two unique styles of gin: Perry's Tot 114-proof Navy Strength Gin, the only navy-strength gin produced in the country, and Dorothy Parker American Gin, a contemporary-style gin featuring classic botanicals, as well as elderberry and dried hibiscus petals. (A rye whiskey will also be sampled when available.) Walk-ins are welcome; tours depart every 30 minutes between 5 and 7pm.
Venue name: The Shanty
Contact:
Address: 79 Richardson St
New York
11211
Cross street: between Leonard and Lorimer Sts
Opening hours: Mon–Fri 5pm–2am; Sat, Sun 2pm–2am
Transport: Subway: L to Lorimer St, G to Metropolitan Ave