Trophy Bar’s monthly meditation on Brooklyn’s burgeoning distilleries
by: Anna Dunn
“THE RINGER” photo: farika
A Poet and a Commandant walk into a Shanty and order a gin martini… Two of the more distinguished gin bottles to grace shelves across the five boroughs belong to NY Distilling Company and are produced by a man named Allan and 1,000 liter pot still named Carl. Allan Katz, co-founded the distillery with Tom Potter, also co-founder of Brooklyn Brewery and his brother Bill Potter. The trio come from a bartending background, which is perhaps why their distillery is also home to The Shanty, a warm but classic bar where patrons can enjoy all of the great spirits, not just gin, as well as an impressive view of Carl and a wall of wood barrels stacked high and full with the companies first Straight Rye.