Local Flavor: NY Distilleries

Here at Lakum, our favorite way to relax at the end of a hard day is by kicking back with a glass of quality bourbon, neat. on the rocks is fine too, if that’s your thing. And if you love brown liquor like we do, you might consider hosting your big day at the place where it all comes together. Distilleries and wineries are among the chicest places to get married right now, and what could be better than imbibing spirits made on-premises, surrounded by your favorite people? We rounded up a few of our local faves for your big day inspo.

Kings County Distillery:  An iconic distillery located in the heart of the Brooklyn Navy Yard, this spot (opened in 2010) became the first distillery to operate in the city post-Prohibition. Wedding guests can mingle over cocktails amid 2,500 open, airy square feet of copper stills and fermentation tanks, before heading upstairs to the 1,600-square-foot, exposed-brick barrel room, where a host of whiskies and bourbons are aged.

Tuthilltown Spirits: If you’re seeking an escape from the city, Tuthill House in Gardiner N.Y. offers picturesque views of the Shawangunkill River and the soothing flow of water as nature’s soundtrack to your special day. Specializing in small-batch spirit production, Tuthill distills some of the Hudson Valley’s most prized bourbon.

Brooklyn Winery:  Second only to our love of bourbon, wine carries some weight as our wedding beverage of choice. Located just off the Bedford L in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn Winery is a uniquely chic space featuring their wines as a chic AF backdrop to any wedding day.  The space itself is decorated with reclaimed wood and hand-selected vintage adornments to be enjoyed while sipping your favorite blend.

City Winery: Located in SoHo’s Hudson Square, City Winery brands their modular space as a slice of “Urban wine country”.  Leaving the hustle and bustle of New York behind (kind of), the rustic interior, high ceilings and exposed wooden beams, all create an atmosphere in which your guests are transported to a world all their own.

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