One Eight Distillery (located in Ivy City, right around the corner from Union Market) new product line of whiskey is excellent for both drinking and baking. Upon entering the tasting room which is just right outside the Distillery, One Eight presented an indulgent alcohol-infused brownie. The brownie and chocolate ganache were infused with One Eight’s spirits and went over very well with the crowd.
After your ID was checked (Good Looking Out, Loved the Complainant), the individual received a bracelet with 3 tear away coupons for the tasting room. The tasting room presented Rock Creek Whiskey, Ivy City Gin, District Made Vodka, and Untitled. These Spirits were distilled in DC; each of the ingredients were hand picked from local vendors in DC. The rye and corn were locally grown. Rock Creek Rye has the distinct honor of being the ONLY “Grain to Glass” bottled in the District since Prohibition. Now I caution you that when I stuck my tongue in the shot glass, my tongue stung. (Editor’s Note: A Christmas Story flashbacks, anyone?)
#MadeInDC network theme ran though the event from the individualized Photo Booth (take a selfie with the bottle!) to the “Make Your Own Cocktail” bar (craft their own personal spirit!). Also, food vendors from neighboring Union Market were on hand to wow the mouth with either pizza rolls and gelato.
Additionally, the bar was serving various cocktails featuring the One Eight product line. My favorite was the “Constant Gardner.”
Happy Exploring the NEW IVY CITY,
One Eight Distilling
Metro: NoMa-Gallaudet U; Rhode Island Ave
Bus: D3, D4; E2, E3
Parking: Free on-street parking is available. Please be respectful of neighboring businesses/residences and any posted parking policies.