Distilleries in Washington DC

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Distilleries in Washington DC

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  • Chelsea A
    Washington DC, DC383 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I have been to this place twice and have had a pleasant time each time! I really enjoy their drink Chin Chin and I think they have another one called the Monte Carlo??? (maybe). either way their cocktails are fun and tasty. They also offer a tour for $12 pp which is a perfect date day, cool activity where you learn about bourbon, some of the drinks they offer and much more. The tour is about an hour long and you are able to sample some of the liquor the tour touches upon and it it just an amazing tour. To learn about how Republic Restoratives came to be, the amazing female founders...it just makes the experience so worth it.
    I am always able to find street parking. Both times I have visited I did the tour and the people that I was with loved it.
    They dont sell food but there's food surrounding you!!
    You can also purchase some of their personalized liquor here...prices vary so ask first!!
    Bartenders have always been pleasant and happy...overall a great experience.
    Written December 3, 2018
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  • mandabuffly
    Washington DC, DC364 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Located in Ivy City is a cute distillery with handcrafted Italian herbal liqueurs.
    Stopped in early Saturday evening and was happy to see free street parking right up front. Ample outdoor sidewalk area with tables and umbrellas. Inside is a warehouse with velvet couches and high top tables. There is a tasting bar area as well as a separate cocktail room.

    TASTING:
    I would recommend making a reservation on Resy for a free tasting because it became very crowded very quickly. They do offer a self-guided tasting with a booklet that comes with pre-filled plastic cups for $8 per person. We received our tasting from Don Ciccio, Jr. and I thoroughly enjoyed hearing about each liqueur including the history, flavor/herbal notes and the process. It also felt very authentic coming from him with his Italian flare. There were 9 bitter liqueurs and 6 cordials and I loved the tremendous variety and thought of all the potential cocktails I could make at home!

    FAVORITES: (in order)
    #1 Concerto: sweet coffee flavor - amazing at room temperature and by itself post dinner, it's suggested over ice cream - yum! Bought a bottle of this for $45 - can't wait to drink this one!
    #2 C3 - Carciofo: artichoke, cardoons (thistle), grapefruits - this mixes well to make rum Negronis and Americanos - bought a bottle of this for $40.
    #3 Fincocchietto: I was completely shocked at how much I loved the savory vegetal and anise flavor combo
    #4 Ambrosia: reminds me of Aperol but with more depth of flavor and easy to do as a spritz

    COCKTAILS:
    Ramona: prickly pear, cinque, mezcal, grapefruit soda - complex, a little sour but a refreshing summer drink
    Peppino: limoncello, gin, lemon, prosecco - reminiscent of French 75 but I found this a little too gin forward

    They also sell bottled cocktails (750ml) or variety packs which I am interested in trying next time. I would definitely come back and bring friends to try this - I'm certain that everyone would buy at least one bottle!
    Written July 9, 2021
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  • Jasmin G
    Quebec City, Canada173 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Went to Hampton inn downtown and this restaurant is just at the corner. I took one of their gin tonic. It was good they add Genevieve bay in it! I liked it. I also took their Mark’s juicy Lucy burger with fries and it was really good. The server told me because of the cheese in the middle of the patty it is cook medium rare. I enjoyed my evening. On a Sunday the place was packed. Better to reserve. The bar is open seating so I went there. You can order online for pickup and delivery. I was next to the stand and it is popular.
    Written March 27, 2022
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  • CourtneyMD
    Auburn, ME484 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice selection of tasty ciders. It was fun to sample some pommeaus, also delicious!Friendly service. Very small food menu.
    Written December 16, 2022
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  • Aprylgem5
    Norfolk, VA39 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I attended a private birthday part here. All of the food was good, but the drinks were even better. I loved how the bartender taught us all how to make the signature cocktail. This was an added touch to the party. Nice artistic space with good vibes!
    Written April 15, 2024
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