Details on Williamsburg’s New Whiskey Bar


A tipster supplied more details on the whiskey and grilled cheese bar briefly mentioned in last week’s Open and Shut. The business coming to 609 Grand Street will be called Noorman’s Kil, and it will have more than 200 whiskeys and an assortment of grilled cheese sandwiches on offer. The space will also host regular tastings. The owners, who are alumni of Barcade and The Gutter, hope to open the joint in August. In the meantime, here’s a fun fact about what’s in the name Noorman’s Kil: “The bar’s name is derived from the creek that once flowed through northern Brooklyn. Noorman’s Kil also references the importance of water in the distillation of whiskey, which, when translated from the Gaelic term usquebaugh, means ‘water of life.’ (The creek was rechristened Bushwick Creek before development swept the area in the mid 19th century. The mouth of Noorman’s Kil, Bushwick Inlet, is still present today.)” Excited? GMAP

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