Founded by inventor and aerospace engineer Daniel Prieto Preston, Cacao Prieto is part distillery, part chocolate factory, and part research lab. Preston’s Dominican heritage informs a variety of traditional, organic and experimental chocolate products and spirits. The distillery’s offerings are vast: from small batch Don Estaban Cacao Liqueur to Colombian Single Origin Coffee Liqueur to Widow Jane Kentucky Bourbon, which is blended with the help of Master Distiller Dave Pickerell (originally of Maker’s Mark fame). The brick-and-glass Red Hook space includes a gift shop, a courtyard with chickens, and the Lingua Botanica bar.



$10 Saturdays and Sundays. Please call for times.

Bar/Gift Shop

  • Reservations not required

  • Comes with flight of four products (flight is $7 on it’s own)

  • Lingua Botanica Bar is next door. The bar serves craft cocktails and hosts a variety of events. Open Tues-Thurs 5-12; Fri 5-2 a.m.; Sat 10 a.m.-1 a.m.; Sun 10 am - 12.

  • Gift Shop for the distillery and Cacao Prieto chocolates is open Tues-Fri from 11-5 p.m. and Sat-Sun 11-7 p.m

Upcoming Events



  • Straight Bourbon Whiskey Sourced whiskey aged 7 years and blended with water from the widow jane mine in Rosdendale, NY 

  • Whiskey Distilled from a Rye Mash American Oak aged

  • Wapsie Valley “Single Expression” Bourbon Whiskey

  • Bloody Butcher “Single Expression” Bourbon Whiskey

  • Bloody Butcher High Rye Bourbon Whiskey

    • Made with heirloom and ancient strains of non-GMO corn. New York state grown, distilled and bottled.



  • Don Rafael Cacao Rum With hints of chocolate and coffee.

  • Widow Jane Rum Aged in Widow Jane rye barrels



  • Don Estaban Cacao Liqueur Organic liqueur made from single origin heirloom cacao

  • Colombian Single Origin Coffee Liqueur Co-production with Brooklyn Roasting Company

Around the Distillery



Address 218 Conover St. Brooklyn, NY 11231      Website and and       Phone (347) 225-0130

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