Kings County

Kings of moonshine

Kings of moonshine

Since the time of its founding in the 1700s Brooklyn was home to thousands of distilleries, but not a single one remained after the prohibition era of the 1920s. Putting an end to that streak are Colin Spoelman and David Haskell of Williamsburg-based Kings County Distillery, purveyors of small, hand-crafted batches of bourbon and whiskey. Neither Colin nor David have any distillery experience – unless you count growing up in Kentucky or having a great-grandfather who made whiskey during prohibition – but that didn’t stop them from turning what began as a hobby into a business of their own.