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(Sold Out) 3 p.m. The History of Urban Distilling
January 18, 2014, 3:00pm–5:30pm
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Join Kings County Distillery co-founder Colin Spoelman to delve into the unique history of distilling and whiskey culture in New York City. Learn about palatial 18th-century Brooklyn distilleries, the 19th century “whiskey wars” that involved actual casualties, and more — Brooklyn has played a prominent role in the long and tumultuous history of alcohol in the city.
In Green-Wood’s cozy Historic Chapel, Spoelman, author of a new book “The Kings County Distillery Guide to Urban Moonshining,” will tell these fascinating tales, all depicted in his book and featuring Green-Wood “permanent residents.” After all the whiskey talk, you can pick up a book, have it autographed, and then taste the good stuff with a sampling of Kings County’s product. Then you’ll hop on Green-Wood’s trolley for a tour to whiskey-related sites in Green-Wood.
$35 for members of the Historic Fund / $40 for non-members. Ticket includes talk, tasting and tour.