Nicole Franzen, one of our favourite photographers, recently paid a visit to The Kings County Distillery and published this beautiful collection of images. Founded in 2010 by Colin Spoelman and David Haskell, The Kings County Distillery has quickly grown from a 325 sq. foot room in East Williamsburg to a retro-fitted 114 year old Paymaster building in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
Their whiskey has made all of this possible. Using New York grain and traditional distilling equipment they ferment and distill a distinctive, award-winning whiskey to be savoured.
This operation began with humble roots - much of the initial experimentation took place at home, playing with conventional variables to discover what they liked best.
Colin and David decided to share this knowledge by publishing The Guide to Urban Moonshining. Inside you'll discover a guide to America’s indigenous spirit—from the whiskey made by the earliest colonists to the sprawling distilleries of Kentucky to the adventurous craft distillers working today in almost every state. It's a must-have manual for both the amateur distiller and the sipping connoisseur.
Below are some more photos of Kings County courtesy of Nicole Franzen. Head over to Nicole's website here to see more of her work. You can also grab a copy of the book here.