Distillery Tour and Tasting with Glasses for Two or Four at Industry City Distillery (Up to 52% Off)

Industry City Distillery Brooklyn

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In a Nutshell

Tour a facility that distills Industry Standard vodka—a beet-sugar spirit made using equipment designed by hand in Brooklyn

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Must provide 21+ ID to receive alcoholic beverages. Alcohol is not discounted more than 50%. Reservation required. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose Between Two Options

$15 for a distillery-tour package for two people ($30 value)

  • Tour and tasting for two ($20 value)
  • Two souvenir glasses ($10 value)

$29 for a distillery-tour package for four people ($60 value)

  • Tour and tasting for four ($40 value)
  • Four souvenir glasses ($20 value)

Alcohol Proof: Of Taxation and Libations

Check out Groupon’s guide to alcohol proof to learn the reasoning behind the way a drink’s potency is measured.

Different drinks pack different punches depending on how much they’ve been fermented and distilled—and the way that alcohol content is measured differs depending on where it’s made. The typical lager contains 4–5% alcohol by volume (ABV) and the typical whiskey or vodka rings in at 40% ABV, but spirits are more commonly measured in proof and chest-hair growth. In America, the typical whiskey is 80 proof—double the ABV percentage when measured at 60 degrees Fahrenheit. In the United States, the standard proof equals 100, on a scale that ranges from 0 to a theoretical 200. (In reality, not all water and barley tears can be distilled out of ethanol, making the maximum distilled spirit 191 proof).

The French scale, on the other hand, uses 100% ABV as 100 proof and 100% water as 0 proof—which would seem to be more straightforward. In fact, the apparent arbitrariness of the American system stretches back to the tax laws of 16th-century England. In those days, liquors were taxed according to the amount of alcohol they contained. To measure this, officials would soak a pellet of gunpowder in the liquor and put a flame to it. If the pellet burned steadily with a blue flame, it was considered ““proof;”” if it failed to burn, it would be considered underproof—likely watered down—and if it burned out quickly, it was overproof. “Proof,”” it turns out, was roughly 57.1% ABV—roughly the same as a typical English 100-proof liquor today. Simplifying that system gave the United States its current double-sized scale.

Customer Reviews

Just Amazing. The tour was very informative and detail oriented.
Jean M. · July 30, 2017
Interesting tour with nice vodka and tasty cheese plate. Very cool.
Andrew S. · June 18, 2016
Great tour for alcohol geeks! Ronak is very knowledgeable about the chemistry and biology of fermentation and distillation, and he enjoys imparting that knowledge to his guests. And the space they've got in Industry City is is really cool, some large rooms in a huge building which used to be garment factory. Beautiful views of Manhattan!
Doug H. · June 7, 2016

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