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Once America gained it's freedom from England, Whiskey displaced Rum as America's national drink.  Van Brunt Stillhouse will be producing whiskey from New York grown grains.

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Due North Rum

Rum was America’s first commodity.  The fledgling colonies were cash poor and recognized the economic opportunity in importing the waste product of their sister colonies in the Caribbean and producing a much sought after product on the world market. Van Brunt Stillhouse is bringing rum back to the northeast with Brooklyn’s own rum: Due North Rum.

Sailors at sea were afforded a ration of Grog every day.  Usually the Grog was more water than rum, but when they had performed valiantly or were in for heavy weather or a bruising fight, the captain would dole out a little more fortitude in the ration.  When the ration was pure rum, the sailors would say the ration was "Due North".

Due North is carefully created with organic, unprocessed sugar.  While most sugar is grown on plantations and manufactured in industrial processing plants, our sugar was grown by small family farmers and dried in the sun in the foothills of the Himalayas.    

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Red Hook Grappa

Grape skins freshly pressed from Brooklyn wines are gently steamed to coax out the earthy delight know as Grappa.  While not everyone likes Grappa, for those that do, Van Brunt Stillhouse's Grappa is a delicacy.

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Moonshine, White Lightning, Green Whiskey.  19th Century New York City produced more Moonshine that the entire south combined.  From industrial scale operations in Chelsea to “mom and pop” stills in Vinegar Hill to Red Hook’s own streets, whiskey was once produced in large quantities in the City. 
The Stillhouse is working to revive this proud tradition.