Although Kings County Distillery has only been around since 2010, it is New York's oldest functioning distillery. (The New York Farm Distillery law, which legalized distilleries after decades of prohibition, was passed in 2007.) It may yet be a toddler, but its bourbon and moonshine have already won medals in national competitions, and the tour we took during Open House weekend showed why: this stuff is painstakingly crafted in very small batches by people deeply committed to what they're doing. The tours run every Saturday and conclude with tasty (and strong) free samples, so head down to the Navy Yard and check it out. Just don't drive home.