How to Celebrate National Bourbon Day in Brooklyn


Duh, it’s Flag Day. And when all that banner-waving dries out your throat, why not imbibe with a local bourbon? Today is National Bourbon Day, the Carroll Gardens Patch reports, and Brooklyn has its fair share of ways to celebrate with the stuff, from a local producer to the lots and lots of bars with fancy bourbon cocktails—even one that offers a glass of what’s likely the borough’s most expensive spirit.

+ The Kings County Distillery makes its own bourbon, available in liquor stores throughout Brooklyn, Manhattan and slightly beyond. The award-winning corn whiskey is produced at the company’s Navy Yard distillery, the city’s oldest (even though it’s only two years old). Here’s a list of retailers.

+ South Brooklyn has many cocktail bars with a special bourbon cocktail, from In the Cards at Clover Club to The Boulevardier at Battersby. See a list of bars and their bourbon-based drinks at the Carroll Gardens Patch.

+ Our editor-in-chief once recommended stopping by Williamsburg’s Hotel Delmano for a bourbon and coke—provided you also bring along a copy of Barry Hannah’s Airships. What better day to take him up on it?

+ Feeling well-heeled? Char No. 4 on Smith Street in Cobble Hill offers a $100/ounce bourbon from Martin Mills, an “extremely rare 24-year-old liquor with complex butterscotch notes,” the Brooklyn Paper reports. As of February, no one had ever ordered it. What better time to claim firsties than National Bourbon Day?

Follow Henry Stewart on Twitter @henrycstewart


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here