Posts Tagged ‘whiskey’

Derek Brown’s New Whiskey Bar, Southern Efficiency, Opens Saturday

The Passenger's Derek Brown and partner Angie Salame will complete their Shaw bar trifecta tomorrow with the debut of Southern Efficiency. The Southern-inspired whiskey bar joins Mockingbird Hill and Eat The Rich—all opened within little more than six months. Southern Efficiency gets its name from the John F. Kennedy quote: "Washington is a city of Southern [...]

Try Boundary Stone’s Very Own Whiskey

The next time you’re in Bloomingdale’s Boundary Stone, look up. Stacked on top of the backshelf are 30 cases of bourbon whiskey, or 180 bottles, made exclusively for the bar by Woodford Reserve. Each bottle is labeled “Boundary Stone Select” and is a mixture of whiskeys, handpicked by owners Matt and Gareth Croke. Because this [...]

Whiskey Business

Jack Rose Dining Saloon in Adams Morgan claims to stock the largest whiskey collection in the western hemisphere. I walked in as a dark-liquor dunce, daunted by the 1,200 different bottles on the menu, and walked out a fledgling whiskey nerd. To help you do the same, owner Bill Thomas showed off five bottles that [...]

Bring On The Botanicals! D.C. Distillery Aims To Make Gin By Summer

Fans of D.C.'s own Gin Rickey could have a hometown spirit on hand for their native cocktails this summer. Y&H colleague Lydia DePillis over at Housing Complex has the scoop on a new distillery now under construction in Ivy City, which aims to be cranking out locally made gin within the next six months or [...]

D.C.’s New Champers Champ: Marcel’s! 100 Bottles of Bubbly (And Counting)

When D.C.'s Sax restaurant made its splashy debut last spring, the operators boasted of having the largest single collection of sparkling wines in the entire District: a total of 70 different varieties, including a few with some unusual names: "Sex," "Wet" and the unforgettable "Discobitch." Of course, Sax wasn't the only place bragging about its [...]

Oh, Rickey, You’re So Fine: D.C.’s Native Cocktail Gets Some Official Love

Local liquor aficionados will join D.C. Councilmember Jack Evans on Thursday in reading an official proclamation declaring the Rickey as Washington’s native cocktail, according to the AP. July will be officially known as "Rickey month" in the District. Some quick history: the Rickey, made with gin or whiskey, fresh lime juice and club soda, was invented [...]

Pakistan’s Only Brewery

The British empire had its ups and downs. But one thing the Brits did extremely well was bring beer to unlikely places. Call it the kinder, gentler face of imperialism. One remnant of the old empire is the Murre Brewery in Pakistan, first built to supply British troops in the 19th century. In a country [...]

Daytime Drinkin’: The Tune Inn’s Eternal Happy Hour

Capitol Hill's Tune Inn bar opens at 8 a.m. every day of the week, serving breakfast and drinks to the neighborhood's early risers. At 10 a.m. this morning, nobody was there to eat. Three regulars sit at the bar—a Budweiser, a Whiskey, and a Screwdriver. Each patron comes in about two—okay, three—times a week for [...]

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