Earlier this week we got a whiff of chocolate, but it wasn’t from a heart-shaped box. Rather, it was from a flask—one of those little glass flasks with the typewriter-written labels from Kings County Distillery in Brooklyn. In time for the biggest chocolate buying day of the year the city distillery released a chocolate-flavored whiskey, now available in Manhattan at the Park Avenue Liquor Shop. (We’d get on getting one stat, if we were you, since we hear Park Ave is already going through their second case.)
The cacao comes from Brooklyn too, or at least the spent hulls of the stuff Kings County uses to craft their spirit. They come from Mast Brothers Chocolate in Williamsburg. The liquor is made by soaking the shells–normally headed to the compost bin–in the whiskey. Upcycling! Something to drink to.