Process and craft videos are so much fun to me, especially when the subject is about the brewing of alcohol. The folks at Made By Hand, a brand new video making crew, have chosen to visit the Breuckelen Distilling Company, the first gin distiller in New York City since prohibition, which in my mind is a great topic. The story of the distillery is the age old tale of hating your job and wanting to do something different, and doing it by hand from the ground up. This definitely ties into Kyle’s previous posts about this newfound motivation to do things for yourself and a return to craft.
The video itself is extremely well done, it’s beautifully shot and edited, and the interview has a great pace. Seeing all that glass and chrome in the high contrast black and white is a real treat. Made By Hand’s next video will about knife making, so that should be just exciting, I’m really looking forward to it.