Made By Hand serves up a beautiful film on Brad Estabrooke, founder of Breuckelen Distilling Company – one of the first small-scale distilleries to open in Brooklyn since prohibition, and the first one to make gin.
“One of the moments that I’ll never forget, honestly, was the very first time we had it all set up. We had our permits, we loaded it up for the very first time with wheat mash and started distilling. I remember I was standing right around here and all of a sudden in the room we could smell the aromatics of the wheat spirit. As the still had heated up the aromatics had…filled the area around it even before the spirit had dripped off. And I remember thinking, ‘Wow it smells amazing, and it smells just like I hoped.’ That was the first time that I thought, ‘Wow. This is actually going to work.’” – Brad Estabrooke, founder of Breuckelen Distilling
If you’d like to hear more from Brad, check out our conversation with him last spring.