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Kings County

Empire Rye Whiskey // 750 ml

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Part of a broader project with like minded distillers throughout the state, Empire Rye whiskey is Kings County's entry into a new rye whiskey category that is derived from New York's whiskey heritage exclusively by and for New York distillers. It's made from 80% New York-grown Danko rye and 20% English barley malt, then aged at least 2 years in charred oak barrels. With notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, maple, mint, and cut grass with a finish of warm bread and holiday spice, this is a more flavorful rye than its commercial peers. Released at 102 proof, this is a potent entry into a much-loved category. With multiple superlative awards and warm commentary from traditional whiskey critics, this whiskey appears once a year and goes fast.

Kings County Distillery is New York City’s premier craft distillery and among the most acclaimed small distilleries in the United States. Focused exclusively on whiskeys, they blend distilling practices from a variety of cultures into creative spirits that remain traditional while defying convention. Kings County’s whiskeys are always mashed, fermented, distilled, and aged onsite in Brooklyn. First located in a 325 square-foot room in East Williamsburg, they started with a five 24-liter stainless steel stills making whiskey seven days a week, 16 hours a day. In 2012, the distillery moved into the Paymaster Building in the historic Brooklyn Navy Yard—just steps from legendary site of the Brooklyn Whiskey Wars of the 1860s and the former distillery district of the waterfront.

Recent Awards
— American Distilling Institute - Distillery of the Year 2016
— San Francisco World Spirits Competition - Double Gold, Barrel Strength Bourbon 2021
— San Francisco World Spirits Competition - Double Gold, Best of Category, Bottled-in-Bond 2020
— San Francisco World Spirits Competition - Double Gold, Straight Rye 2020
— American Craft Spirits Association - Gold, Innovation Award, Peated Rye
— American Craft Spirits Association - Gold, Bottled-in-Bond 2020
— San Francisco World Spirits Competition - Double Gold, Straight Rye 2019
— San Francisco World Spirits Competition - Double Gold, Straight Bourbon 2019
— American Craft Spirits Association - Gold, Bottled-in-Bond 2019
— American Craft Spirits Association - Gold, Peated Bourbon 2019
— American Distilling Institute - Gold, Bottled-in-Bond Bourbon, 2019
— ASCOT: Best Craft Rye, 2021.
— Great American Intl Spirits Competition - Platinum, Bottled-in-Bond Bourbon 2019
— San Francisco World Spirits Competition - Double Gold, Best of Category, Bottled-in-Bond 2018
— International Whiskey Competition - Gold, Best Bourbon Bottled-in-Bond 2017

Product Details
  • OriginUnited States

— Volume: 750 ml
— Alcohol Percentage: 51%
— Proof: 102
— Age: Minimum 2 Years in Charred Oak Barrels
— Geographical Indication: Brooklyn, New York
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