Made By Hand: The Distiller

I came across this beautifully made little film about Breuckelen Distilling, the first distillery in Brooklyn, NY since Prohibition. They make gin and grain whiskey, and this film is mostly about the gin, but it’s a pretty neat feature – and I can never tire of arty shots from the inside of a distillery.

Founder Brad Estabrooke talks about how he started from nothing, as well as about the imperfect process of perfecting a craft. It’s part of a series of films from Made by Hand, which focus on people who have a real love for their craft.

Anyway, enjoy – it’s short but sweet.


I've written about (and reviewed) whisky for Whisky Magazine, among other publications, and have been a whisky judge for competitions including the World Whiskies Awards. I've done other writing too: several mass market genre novels, a few short stories, including for BBC Radio 4. For my day job (I know, I don't get out much) I work in digital content. Follow me on Instagram.com/maltreview/ or Twitter.com/MaltReview. Generally, my tastes lean towards ex-sherry cask and ex-wine cask influences on the spirit, but I'm not so fussed as long as the whisky's gone into good wood.

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