Van Brunt Stillhouse is a craft distillery based in Brooklyn — arguably the epicenter of microdistillery activity in America, if not the world. The company is named after Cornelius Van Brunt, one of the founding fathers of Brooklyn. During the 1800s, the Brooklyn waterfront hosted gin, rum and whiskey distilleries - Van Brunt Stillhouse honors the pioneering spirit of Brooklyn with handcrafted, artisanal spirits created on the Red Hook waterfront. The distillery produces whiskey, rum, and — unusually — grappa.
Van Brunt Stillhouse "Red Hook" Grappa was created from grape skins pressed for the 2012 vintage of Leib Cellars Pinot Blanc, expertly produced on the North Fork of Long Island. On the nose, this delicate spirit displays inviting notes of candy cane and orange peel, which lead to balanced flavors of vanilla bean and peppermint on the palate.