Why Being “First” Isn’t Enough: A Call to Craft Distilleries in the U.S.
Nov15

Why Being “First” Isn’t Enough: A Call to Craft Distilleries in the U.S.

Earlier this week, an editorial I had published on Distiller.com seemed to strike a chord with the whiskey drinking public. Called “What We Consumers Want from Craft Distilleries,” the piece advocates for craft producers to stop all the B.S. and just give us what we care about—first and foremost, quality products, and those that are made and showcased with transparency, authenticity, and meaningful locality. I originally...

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Westland Distillery Releases Sport Dram, a Whiskey Workout Drink
Apr01

Westland Distillery Releases Sport Dram, a Whiskey Workout Drink

One of the most prominent producers of American single malt whiskey has just unveiled its newest surefire smash hit: Sport Dram, the Whiskey Kwencher. Billed as “a whiskey for winners,” this is the whiskey workout drink you’ve been waiting for, and it’s ready to help whip you into shape. Sport Dram is available in three never before seen flavors, or muscular colors, including Red Slam, Blue Buzz and Green Grip....

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Recap: National Geographic Explorers Festival
Jul05

Recap: National Geographic Explorers Festival

“Change for the better” was the theme of the 2017 National Geographic Explorers Festival: A Celebration of Exploration held in the courtyard of George Washington University. A star-studded cast of local chefs came together to celebrate luminaries in fields such as astrophysics and clean energy. Wonderfully entertaining music and dance performances lit up the stage representing cultures from across the globe. And if the ultimate goal...

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Jack Rose’s New Executive Chef Jon de Paz Will Make You Go For The Food
Jun21

Jack Rose’s New Executive Chef Jon de Paz Will Make You Go For The Food

You go to Jack Rose for the whiskey. I get it. Believe me—nobody gets it as much as I do. But they damn sure are doing their best these days to bring you through the front door for other reasons, and a quick walk-through of new executive chef Jon de Paz’s menu overhaul proves that yes, there are plenty of alternative, and delicious, reasons to make your next visit. Chef de Paz brings a lofty resume to the Jack Rose team, having...

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First Look: Italian Joint Rosario in Adams Morgan
Jun07

First Look: Italian Joint Rosario in Adams Morgan

Italian Restaurant & Bar Rosario Open in Washington DC: Rosario, an Italian restaurant and bar in Adams Morgan, has been open for two months and is already in full swing. That was certainly the case during a recent visit, with the packed restaurant maneuvering Negroni Week, Pride Week, and Taste of Adams Morgan all in the same evening. If the kitchen & bar crew can deliver with that type of chaos, then you know you’re in...

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