Brooklyn's Van Brunt Stillhouse joins NGM portfolio
Based in the waterfront neighbourhood of Red Hook, Brooklyn, this artisanal distillery will join the New Generation McKinley spirits portfolio which is already home to ABK6 Cognac, Bristol Classic Rum, Calvados Christian Drouin and Ekiss Vodka.
Founded by husband and wife team Daric Schlesselman and Sarah Ludington in 2012, Van Brunt Stillhouse was inspired by the pioneering spirit of Cornelius Van Brunt, who was a farmer in the Dutch colony of Breukelen, and driven by Daric and Sarah’s love of Craft. The team takes a time honoured traditional approach to distilling, sourcing wheat, rye and corn directly from upstate New York farmers. They make every spirit from scratch in their distillery in Brooklyn using traditional methods with few modern innovations and their family of spirits gives a nod to classic styles while remaining exciting and innovative, creating bold and flavourful products. As master distiller, Daric brings a creativity to his recipes while working within the traditions of distilling fine spirits. He has developed a line of spirits that establishes his unique voice within traditional spirit categories.