DC spirits, whiskey

Todd Thrasher, founder and owner of Potomac Distilling Company and former scuba dive master, will release a new rum in August

Potomac Distilling Company adds Relaxed Rum to collection in August

New, aged rum becomes sixth rum in Thrasher’s Rum line

Todd Thrasher, founder and owner of Potomac Distilling Company and former scuba dive master, will release a new rum in August. Relaxed Rum is the sixth rum in the collection. The rum is aged in barrels for 24 months as part of a process Thrasher prefers to describe as a “relation period.”

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Jack Rose hosts third annual Premier Drams Whiskey Festival

Jack Rose celebrates whiskey with third annual Premier Drams

Tasting event provides venue for rare whiskey sampling

Jack Rose Dining Saloon in Washington, D.C. is gearing up for its third annual Premier Drams Whiskey Festival. The celebration April 5 offers a unique opportunity to taste cask-strength whiskeys that are new and rare. Expect to see 15+ stations of unique bourbons, scotches and international whiskeys. Additionally, the restaurant announced new bottle unveilings, blind tastings, craft cocktails and distiller meet-and-greet opportunities are on tap for the evening, which lasts from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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Demystifying Amaro by Don Ciccio and Figli class announced

Demystifying Amaro by Don Ciccio and Figli: Mess Hall

Amaro class with Jonathan Fasano makes herbal liqueur approachable

Mess Hall in Washington, D.C. is hosting a class on “Demystifying Amaro” September 10. The instructor is Jonathan Fasano of Don Ciccio & Figli. Expect to learn from this master of ameri all you need to know to know about the history of the liqueur while sampling.

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BDT Capital Partners takes stake in WhistlePig

BDT Capital takes minority stake in WhistlePig Rye Whiskey

BDT investment provides additional liquidity, growth opportunities

BDT Capital Partners has taken a significant minority common equity stake in WhistlePig Rye Whiskey, according to a joint announcement from the companies. WhistlePig was founded in 2008. The investment by BDT Capital Partners allows WhistlePig’s current shareholders to have liquidity and one of the original founders, Raj Bhakta, has exited his stake through the deal. Bhakta retired in 2017.

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Potomac Distilling Co at Wharf DC: Swizzle Chill DC

Scuba origins, rum aficionado to bring Potomac Distilling, Tiki TNT to Wharf D.C.

`There’s been a lot of news in the nation’s capital surrounding Tiki bars as of late. The tiki-bar-influenced Coconut Club from restaurateur Adam Greenberg is coming to Union Market in Washington, D.C. later this year. Another big story with some Tiki-Bar influence has been developing at the District Wharf: the December opening of highly-anticipated Potomac Distilling Company. In the heart of the bustling waterfront, the distillery will represent a three-story production facility, producing four styles of Thrasher’s Rum. Nestled in the building will be a neighborhood tavern to be known as Tiki TNT.

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