Great Find: Local Gin
Craft distilleries are still scarce in NYC, but in what many are calling a second golden age of cocktail culture, there has been a rediscovery of vintage-y spirits. And the spirit of the moment is gin. To seize that moment, Allen Katz, Bob Potter, and Tom Potter (also co-founder of Brooklyn Brewery) opened New York Distilling Company, a gin distillery connected to the Shanty, a bar in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. At the Shanty they can easily introduce their products to the public and, through a window into the distillery, give folks a peek at the gin-making process.