Manhattan’s first whiskey distillery in over 100 years open for business
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Curls of smoke blanket a glass full of bourbon whiskey and ice inside a 28,000-square-foot whiskey distillery in NoHo.
Good Jones Distilling Co. is the borough’s first and solely whiskey distillery since Prohibition, which ended considerably over 100 years prior to now.
The four-story distillery, which opened closing month, was six years inside the making and confronted many obstacles getting off the underside.
“In order to understand what distilling is in New York Metropolis, it’s a should to understand the zoning that it takes to be a distillery,” acknowledged Good Jones Distilling Co.’s enterprise supervisor Andrew Merinoff, 31. “After a yr and a half of wanting, we lastly landed at 686 Broadway.”
Contained in the distillery sits a 500-gallon pot made by Vendome.
“The room that this nonetheless is encased in is completely explosion proof,” acknowledged Merinoff. “The air could also be sucked out of it in 90 seconds, making it one in all many most safe distilling rooms on this planet.”
Although the distilling happens on site, getting previous of the whiskey started at Black Mud in upstate New York 5 to six years prior to now and might proceed to be despatched to Black Mud for the getting previous course of.
“Whiskey undoubtedly is doubtless one of many more durable spirits to make,” acknowledged Merinoff. “It’s a labor of affection.”
Good Jones Distilling Co. is the brainchild of Juan Domingo Beckmann, chief authorities of Jose Cuervo. The distillery includes a cocktail bar, restaurant, event home and speakeasy.
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