On Saturday March 30th I attended the Brooklyn Whiskey Festival which was held at an event space at the Brooklyn Navy Yard at 141 Flushing Avenue.
This was my first event at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, an historical industrial zone that has been transformed into an industrial park with many commercial business that include a movie studio and a distillery.
The festival had an afternoon session and an evening session of which I attended. They served 100+ spirits, with a very nice selection of brown spirits such as Bourbon, Rye, American Whisky, Scotch and Irish whiskeys with some gin and vodka thrown in. Some of the usual big name and artisanal brands were in attendance pouring but I was also able to try some new brands as well. I enjoy a good Rye so I focused my attention on available Rye whiskey for the most part but sampled others as well.
Food vendors were on hand and a DJ provided the musical entertainment.
Some of what I sampled:
Black Button Distillery: Straight Bourbon, Citrus Forward Gin.
Catoctin Creek: Single Barrel Rye.
Evan Williams: Single Barrel Vintage, 1783.
Endless West: Glyph Molecular Whiskey.
Four Roses: Small Batch Bourbon, Single Barrel Bourbon.
Glen Moray: Speyside Malt Scotch.
James F.C. Hyde: Sorgho Whiskey.
J.J. Corry: Irish Whiskey.
Pikesville: Straight Rye.
Red Saw: Rye, Bourbon.
Rittenhouse: Straight Rye.
Sagamore Spirit Distillery: Signature Rye, Double Oak Rye, Port Finish Rye.
Tommy Rotter Distillery: American Whisky, Gin.
Taconic Distillery: Founder’s Rye, Dutchess Private Reserve, Double Barrel Bourbon.
The Dubliner Irish Whiskey: Bourbon Cask Aged, Signature Reserve.
The Ambassador: Barrel Proof 12 year Rye.
The Senator: Barrel Proof 6 year Rye.
The Splinter Group: Whip Saw Rye, Straight Edge Bourbon, Slaughter House American Whisky.
Westland Single Malt Whiskey: American Oak, Sherry Wood, Peated Malt.