I like the idea of a whiskey garden. Makes me think of little nips sprouting on a stalk before maturing into pints, fifths, and liters you can pick at various stages depending on your current need.
The whiskey garden at Kings County Distillery is not quite that Whiskey Wonka. But it has a good vibe, corn stocks, and damn tasty sausages. You can also peek through the windows of an old brick building where whiskey is being made.
It’s a slight trek out to the Navy Yard, but you are greeted with Brooklyn chill: picnic tables, horseshoe and corn hole, service that takes its time. The tables are stocked with bug spray and potato chips. People brought dogs, and one woman held the requisite Brooklyn baby.
It’s the type of place you can meet up with friends and hang out all evening – if you can afford it. My one issue was the prices. They offer up their whiskey from on site in addition to some cocktails. But the price for a single pours of whiskey I got were $12 – about half the cost of their pint-sized bottles. And the cocktails were miniature.
I will, however, be back for a distillery tour at some point. And for a nice summer evening, I was happy to enjoy the rustic whiskey vibe.