Allen Katz describes the spirits he creates at New York Distilling Co. in Williamsburg as “purposefully different.” His Perry’s Tot navy-strength gin and recently released Rock & Rye are prime examples of spirits that are unique to the market today but also familiar throwbacks to another era in American cocktail culture. Each of his gins is inspired by a notable figure in history—one that can be explored in person during a weekend distillery tour, followed by a cocktail in the adjoining bar, The Shanty.
DON’T MISS THESE SPIRITS: Come for the spirits—Perry’s Tot navy-strength gin, Dorothy Parker American gin, Chief Gowanus New Netherland gin and Mister Katz’s Rock & Rye—and stay for the live music. Sip on NYDC exclusive Ragtime rye whiskey, a straight rye that has been aged for three years in full-size barrels.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Shimmy up to The Shanty bar for a Tot & Tonic or 700 Songs Gimlet Tuesday through Sunday or take a full distillery tour, which run on weekends from 2:30 to 5 p.m.