Van Brunt Stillhouse, founded in 2012 by Daric Schlesselman, is named for Cornelius Van Brunt, an early Dutch resident of the borough who farmed land along the Gowanus Creek. Schlesselman’s love of malt spirits manifests itself in his Scotch-inspired family of whiskies. In addition to featuring malted barley in two of their whiskeys, Van Brunt Stillhouse collaborates with local brewers to create unique, malt-heavy mash bills using grain varieties normally found exclusively in beer. Van Brunt also produces moonshine, grappa and rum. Tours of their Red Hook distillery take place on weekends between 1 and 5. 



$12 Saturdays and Sundays 2 p.m. and 4 p.m

  • A 45 minute in-depth tour tailored to the interests of the visitors

  • Reservations not required, but recommended

  • Tour includes three pours

Tasting Room

  • Open from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and most Sundays

Finding It

  • Entrance to the distillery is through an unmarked glass door on Bay St.

  • Climb half a flight of stairs and enter through a large red metal door


Upcoming Events



  • American Whiskey Four Grain Whiskey (Primarily malted barley & wheat, with corn and rye)

  • Malt Whiskey 100% Malted Barley

  • Bourbon Whiskey 65% organic New York Corn

  • Rye Whiskey Limited availability

  • Moonshine Un-aged Malt Whiskey


  • Due North Rum


  • Red Hook Grappa

Around the Distillery



Address 6 Bay Street, Brooklyn, NY    Website    Phone (718) 852-6405

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