Stillhouse Whiskey Distillery Tour

Discover Brooklyn's Stillhouse Distillery on this One Hour Tour for Two

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Looking for a new craft beverage to try? Why not Whiskey! Slip on your Chuck Taylors and head out to Red Hook for this one hour Brooklyn Distillery Tour.

This experience gift offers you and a guest the chance to explore the Van Brunt Stillhouse. The fun begins when you meet your Guide at the Stillhouse. They will escort you and the rest of the group on the tour of this local New York City brewing facility. Sourcing rye, corn and wheat directly from Upstate farmers, Van Brunt takes a traditional approach to distilling their family of whiskeys. Once the tour is complete, you are then welcome to head to the tasting room to sample a cocktail or two. If whiskey isn’t your beverage of choice, then try one of the creative New York inspired concoctions on offer such as Knickerbocker or Battery Tunnel.

Featured in the Wall Street Journal, Bon Appetit, Microshine and more, the Van Brunt Stillhouse in Brooklyn is creating bold and flavorful spirits just waiting for you to sip and savor. So whether you're looking for an afternoon adventure in Brooklyn or a unique gift, this Distillery Tour is the ticket!

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Where It's Located hide

  • Brooklyn, New York

Who Is Included hide

The Stillhouse Whiskey Distillery Tour Experience Gifts Certificate is valid for two participants. There will be up to 15 total participants on the tour.

This experience is not suitable for non-paying guests or spectators.

When It Is Offered hide

The Stillhouse Tours is offered on Saturdays and Sundays, year round. The tour take place in all weather conditions.

How Long Is It hide

The Whiskey Tours have a total duration of approximately 1 hour.

What To Wear hide

Dress comfortably according to the days weather.

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Participants must be 21 years of age or older. Government issued Photo ID is required for entry to the Distillery.

Tours include a tasting at the end, additional beverages may be purchased following the tasting.


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All changes to reservations for the Stillhouse Whiskey Distillery Tour Experience require seven (7) days advance notice.

Xperience Certificates® cannot be exchanged once a reservation for the experience has been made.

Stepping into a huge Stillhouse, near the the waterfront neighborhood of Red Hook in Brooklyn, we were welcomed into a cosy vintage lounge bar playing soft music that immediately felt like a real New York whiskey Tavern.

From hot toddys to whiskey sours, the experienced bartenders and whiskey connoisseurs are happy to talk you through their signature cocktails. These are made with classic ingredients but they are equally happy to make you a cocktail of your choice. I would highly recommend trying the “Orange Fix”, which is made from muddled oranges, lemon, and bourbon – the best whiskey I have had to date.

‘The Still House’ is very traditional in its approach — sourcing wheat, rye, and corn directly from upstate New York farmers. Everything about this whiskey experience felt very homegrown and reassuringly traditional.

I learned that whiskey can much vary and is an incredibly complex drink to make. The taste is dependent on many factors including the grain, the yeast strains, the oak barrels, and the method of storage.

Our bartender/tour guide ably walked us through The Stillery while breaking down each element of the production process as follows:

– Grain selection

– Water added

– Grain cooked

– Yeast management

– Fermentation

– Distillation

– Sour Mash

– Filling of the barrels

– Storage

– Bottling

The Stillhouse has a growing family of whiskeys. On tour, expect to taste 4 different types of whiskey.

The American whiskey is a four-grain whiskey made primarily from malted barley and wheat, with a little bit of corn and a touch of rye. The taste had floral notes of a malt whiskey enhanced with the new barrel sweetness of a bourbon.

The Malt whiskey is made with 100% malted barley. The taste is caramel-like with hints of roastedness. At 9 months the grain comes to the front, and the small, new barrels create a smokey wood character.

Bourbon whiskey is a wheated bourbon made with 65% organic NY state corn and is an all time American classic.

Rye whiskey changes annually and once stock has depleted it’s gone! This batch is a heady mix of spiciness mingled with dried apricots and has a dry toasted finish.

The Still House seems a popular watering hole with locals and notably a hidden gem in New York. Make sure you ask your tour guide about their upcoming events that include live music and an outdoor BBQ as the weather gets warmer. Thank you to Distillery Tour for having us, we’ll be sure to pop in again soon!

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