Small-batch spirits have become exceedingly popular and Brooklyn Republic Vodka, made right in — you guessed it — Brooklyn by vodka enthusiast Gary Shokin; his partner, Mark Krupkin; and his daughter, Kary Laskin is no exception. Brooklyn Republic Vodka is a classic vodka handcrafted for a naturally smooth sweetness with absolutely no additives. They claim the secret ingredient to their vodka is the locally sourced New York City water. Brooklyn water makes all the difference—New York City water is exceptional, sweet and delicious, giving this vodka a clean, smooth finish, making it easy to mix with in cocktails.
For much of his adult life, Gary Shokin traveled around the world — Russia, Poland, Ukraine, the Baltics — where he learned traditional vodka-making methods and recipes. His appreciation for vodka became a passion and he began infusing it at home.nHe became a master blender and went to Wisconsin to learn more about American spirit-making techniques.
Brooklyn Republic can noow be found at Restaurant Depot located at 43-40 57th Ave., Maspeth, NY 11378. Phone: (718) 707-9330.