"As great whiskey distillers throughout the world — from Kentucky to Scotland — have long known, it takes sweet water from tough rock to make great whiskey. And, that’s what Widow Jane Heirloom Whiskey, distilled in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn, is all about."
Founded by Daniel Preston, Widow Jane Distillery was created based on the love and appreciation for whiskey his grandfather had. Not only did he love the spirit, but he also enjoyed the science behind it.
“Fermentation and distillation are basic chemical engineering, the transformation of molecules and compounds through science into something completely different,” he says, “The ‘art’ of making spirits is in the choosing of ingredients and the development of a palate.”
With the dream of producing 100% GMO free products, the research began. "His resilience paid off when he finally tasted his first batch of Widow Jane Heirloom Bourbon Whiskey – the only whiskey produced in the US completely GMO free, from the enzymes used in the fermentation to the grains used in the mash."
After that, their successful story only continued growing! They also produce “single-source” organic chocolate - as we've written before on a post about Cacao Prieto.
On October 17th, 2015 they celebrated their 3rd year anniversary.
Location: 218 Conover Street - Red Hook Brooklyn
Credits: Courtesy of Widow Jane