01/19/10 1:48pm
Tom Potter sends you booze

Tom Potter loves getting you drunk, and he will at New York Distilling Co.

You knew we had some breweries, maybe you knew we had a winery, and now it looks like Brooklyn will have the holy trinity of booziness: hard liquor distilleries. Say it with me now: “Brooklyn Whiskey.” It just sounds right, doesn’t it?

The Daily News reports today on three distilleries planning to open this spring—the first of their kind in Brooklyn since Prohibition, according to the Daily News. The first of the featured new booze factories is Breuckelen Distilling on 19th Street in Sunset Park, opened by Brad Estabrooke, who quit a fancy sounding financial services career in favor of making gin for locavores (huzzah!). (more…)

01/06/10 9:20am

conal with his prunoThis was a New Year’s Eve for partyers, starting on a Thursday night and leading into a multi-night, celebratory weekend that put lame, midweek Dec. 31s to shame. And just maybe you woke up Monday and stared into those bloodshot eyes in the mirror, vowing to do it differently in 2010. Go out less, workout more, maybe even take up a hobby. Here’s one worth a try: making some good old, 25-to-life, brewed-in-a-bag prison wine. (more…)