There’s been this rumour floating around the internet – and by “the internet” I mean life in general – that “serious whisk(e)y drinkers” have their spirit one way, and one way only: neat. Hell, on two separate occasions I’ve written about drinking whisky without any additives, be it water or chaser. Yet, I’ll be lying … More 6 DC Bartenders Share Their Quintessential Whisky Cocktail.
Drinking whisky is a lot like having sex. The more you do it, the better you get at it, because, well, practice makes perfect. And if you never become perfect, you can at least take comfort in the fact that the practice will never stop being fun. With this in mind, you would think that … More So you want to be a whisky drinker? 5 steps to becoming one.
*Proceed with caution: as the words of William Shakespeare have been altered for the sake of whisk(e)y* O Ouroboros, Ouroboros, wherefore art thou Ouroboros? Deny thy father and refuse thy absence; Or if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love And I’ll no longer be lonely. Shall you hear more, or shall I speak at … More The Lost Lost Spirit’s
For over 60 years in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, Wild Turkey and the Russell family have been providing their take of what straight-to-the-point, no-nonsense whiskey should be. I personally tend to agree with most things the state of Kentucky produces (The Wildcats, KFC, The Derby….KFC), but more on that in our upcoming #WAWhiskyTrail NYC… Now, sure I … More The First Family of Bourbon
Located on an assuming street on the edge of the infamous Chelsea district in NYC, you’d be hard pressed to find this hidden gem of a place… well mainly because if you went there about a week ago it wouldn’t have existed yet. For those familiar with New York culture, the idea of a “pop-up … More The House that “Glenmo” Built
W+A had Bowman Brothers, Yellow Spot 12 Year and Talisker The Distillers Editions Double Matured. Bar: Ri Ra’s The Whiskey Room, Georgetown, DC Bartender: Daithi Marketing Manager: Mary-Catherine When we started this it was somewhat of an ambition to be “those guys” who all the local spots knew. Those guys who got into any bar … More This ish just got real… er…
Name: Andy Bar: Jack Rose Dining Saloon Where are you from and when did you get to DC? I’m Walter Reed born. I’m from PG County in the College Park area. As for bar-tending in DC, I started as a server, then catering, then bar-tending at Smith Commons. How long have you been bar-tending? I’ve … More The Bartender Profile #2
Name: JVR Bar: Smoke & Barrel Where are you from and when did you get to DC? I’m originally from Towson, MD. I then moved to Columbia, MD for a few years and then College Park. Around 9 years or so ago I moved to the DC metropolitan area. How long have you been bar-tending? … More The Bartender Profile #1
W+A had The Peated Malt Old Ballantruan Speyside Glenlivet, Single Malt Society 66.47 Campfire Character 11 Year, Glenmorangie Finealta and Single Cask Nation Kilcohman 4 Year Cask Strength. Bar: Jack Rose Dining Saloon, Adams Morgan Washington DC Bartender: Brittney + Andy Advisor: Roberto Last night was very exciting and simultaneously a bit saddening. You see, … More Whisk(e)y Drinkers! Assemble!!