New York Distilling Company is a Brooklyn-based operation, created by Tom Potter, co-founder of the famed Brooklyn Brewery. The earliest distilleries in Brooklyn date back to the 1700s, and during Prohibition there were supposedly over 50,000 illicit stills within New York City. New York Distilling Company contributes to this rich heritage by creating products of exceptional quality and dedicating them to iconic New Yorkers who greatly influenced the city's history. Matthew Calbraith Perry served as Commandant of the Brooklyn Navy Yard from 1841 through 1843. However, as early as 1833 he was instrumental in founding the Naval Lyceum to "promote the diffusion of useful knowledge – and cement the link which unite professional brethren." New York Distilling Company's "Perry's Tot" Navy Strength Gin is bottled at 57% ABV - the historical proof at which gunpowder may still be fired should it unfortunately be soaked by spilled spirit. Infused with juniper, orange, grapefruit, lemon, angelica, coriander, anise, cinnamon, cardamom and wildflower honey, this smooth, aromatic gin is ideal for the gin aficionado.