The Astoria Distilling Company is a small, family-owned, craft spirits distillery in Queens, New York. Astoria Distilling defines its mission as creating premium spirits that challenge the status quo and reflect the diverse cultural heritage of Queens. Their flagship product, Queens Courage, is a refined interpretation of “Old Tom” gin, a style of gin that was very popular in the 1800s and pre-Prohibition era. As a result, many classic cocktails call for, and can only properly be made with, Old Tom gin. Queens Courage is a New York spirit. In addition to using New York grains, they use 100% pure New York honey to sweeten their gin, a portion of which comes from rooftops in New York City.