Breuckelen Distilling Company: Behind The Scenes At New York's Newest Gin Maker

05/29/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Brad Estabrooke, founder of the Breuckelen Distilling Company, was a typical Wall Street banker. That is, until he got laid off in December 2008 and decided he'd rather make gin than find another office job. The 31-year-old began working on his Brooklyn distillery in March 2009, and he expects it to open for business this May. Over the next few months he'll chart his progress--the good and the bad--in an exclusive diary on This week, he takes us back to when it all began.


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