In June 2014, Chris Murillo left the practice of law after 9 years, and committed himself to establishing the first distillery in Queens since Prohibition. Chris spent two years developing the Queens Courage Gin. With the help of craft distillers throughout the country, and in particular Master Distiller, Jordan Via, the product of Queen's Courage, Astoria Distilling's first product was developed.
Queens Courage Old Tom Gin is a spirit of New York. In addition to using New York grains, the gin is sweetened with New York honey, a portion of which comes from rooftops in New York City.