December 5th is an historic and special date in local and national history. This year it will mark the one-year anniversary of the New York Distilling Company and its cocktail bar, the Shanty. Nationally, December 5th commemorates the 79th anniversary of Repeal Day. It was on that date in 1933 that Utah ratified the 21st Amendment securing a three-quarter state majority in Congress, thus restoring Americans right to enjoy a drink.
In the wake of devastation left by Hurricane Sandy, New York Distilling Company will mark this momentous date by bringing community together in an effort to raise funds for those most in need. A fundraising party benefiting The Brooklyn Recovery Fund will take place on December 5th, 7 to 10 PM, and will include Night Distilling, hot punches, the chance to win a personalized barrel of rye, and more.
For the first time ever, New York Distilling Company will open to the public for an evening of Night Distilling! Guests will enjoy punches and hot cocktails featuring Perry’s Tot – Navy Strength Gin & Dorothy Parker – American Gin – while a finishing run of rye whiskey is distilled for all to observe and taste.
All attendees will be entitled to one 375ml bottle of the very rye that flows, un-aged, from the still that night. Once aged, all attendees are also be entitled to a 375ml bottle of finished rye whiskey. In addition, one lucky person will win his or her own 5-gallon barrel of rye to age individually and uniquely at the distillery. Finally, each guest will also be included in the first round of membership of the New York Distilling Club, which will offer discounts on limited runs, first-notice updates on distillery events, and future opportunities to come distill with us.
The evening will also include beer from the Brooklyn Brewery, coffee from the Brooklyn Roasting Company and teas from In Pursuit of Tea. Food will be provided Stinky Brooklyn and Jacob’s Pickles.
Tickets are $125 and can be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets.
Code: New York Distilling Company – Sandy Relief Benefit
100% of the net proceeds will be donated to endeavors in support of individuals affected by Sandy.