The start of something new? Last Wednesday, just 2 days prior to the Manhattan Cocktail Classic, a few small brands joined forces as The Spirits Collective for a day at the NY Distilling Company.
With Brooklyn Brewery beer in hand we listened to a panel share their stories of how they started with whiskey barrels as their backdrop. Allen Katz of the NY Distilling Company, Simon Ford of The 86 Co., and Peter Nevenglosky of Avuá Cachaca enlightened us on the challenges and rewards of starting a business from scratch.
After that we were treated to tastings of the spirits in the Collective which included, The 86 Co., NY Distilling Co., Avua Cachaca, Tuthiltown Spirits, Fidencio Mezcal, Rhum JM and Rhum Clement, Brooklyn Gin, and Tomr's Tonic.
The day concluded with a screening of the much loved 'Road House'. And best of all, this event was free to attend. and a great day was had by all!