Small Batch Bourbon - Bourbon aficionados across the country are gearing up for National Bourbon Heritage Month month! It’s time to imbibe with the smoothest small-batch bourbon bottles and cocktails in a month that celebrates such a rich history in whiskey. Start off in the nation’s capitol and sample bourbons of all stars and stripes. At Passion Food Hospitality's Acadiana, their House-Made Barrel Aged Manhattan features Bourbon, Rye Whiskey and Dolin Sweet Vermouth with Rye Bitters that elevates this all time classic to new heights. (901 New York Avenue; 202.408.8848; acadianarestaurant.com)
Whiskey Whistle - Bourbon aficionados across the country are gearing up for National Bourbon Heritage Month this month! It’s time to imbibe with the smoothest small-batch bourbon bottles and cocktails in a month that celebrates such a rich history in whiskey. Cap off your taste in the District with the distinguished bourbon program at Bourbon Steak. Pucker up with their Whiskey Whistle cocktail, featuring Farmers Rye Whiskey, Fresh Lemon, Cinnamon, and Tabasco, and don’t hesitate to indulge in one of their mouthwatering prime cuts of beef. (2800 Pennsylvania Avenue NW; 202.944.2026; bourbonsteakdc.com)
Teaming Up - Bourbon aficionados across the country are gearing up for National Bourbon Heritage Month this month! It’s time to imbibe with the smoothest small-batch bourbon bottles and cocktails in a month that celebrates such a rich history in whiskey. Hank's Cocktail Bar is working with Angel's Envy Bourbon, who will be planting white oak trees for every one of their bottles and drinks purchased in the month of September. Toast an All The Little Pleasures cocktail with Angel's Envy Bourbon, Burnt Sugar and S'more and feel good about helping out the environment. (819 Upshur Street NW; 202.290.1808; hankscocktailbar.com)
Jumping Jack's - Jack Rose Dining Saloon is celebrating National Bourbon Heritage Month in September, for the 5th year in a row, with six days of exciting bourbon-fueled events from September 13-18, along with month-long bourbon dram and flight specials. With 2,700+ different whiskeys on the wall, Jack Roseencourages whiskey exploration, consistently leading guests through varieties of whisk(e)y, scotch, and this month’s featured spirit, bourbon. Throughout the month, Jack Rose will offer daily specials on 30+ bourbon labels, plus rare bourbon flights curated by owner Bill Thomas. And for every ounce of bourbon distilled by Heaven Hill sold throughout the month, Jack Rose will donate $1 to ALS research in honor of Parker Beam. (2007 18th Street NW; 202.588.7388; www.jackrosediningsaloon.
- Wednesday 9/13: Rare Beer + Bourbon Pairings at Twin Peaks-Themed “FIREstone WALKer With Me” Party from 5pm-10pm on the rooftop terrace. Guests are invited to dress up as their favorite Twin Peaks characters for a chance to win prizes. The party is open to the public and free to attend.
- Thursday, 9/14: “Classics & Spinoffs” Bourbon Cocktail Takeover from 5pm-10 pm at Saloon Bar.
- Friday, 9/15: "Pappy Hour" from 5pm-7:30pm in the Saloon.
- Saturday, 9/16: Barrell Bourbon’s “Batch 013” release + complimentary tasting from 5pm-8pm in the Balcony Room and is open to the public and free to attend.
- Sunday, 9/17: One Eight Distillery’s Exclusive “Rock Creek Bourbon” Release + complimentary tasting from 5:30pm-8:30 pm in the Saloon.
- Monday, 9/18: FEW Spirits Bourbon + Rye complimentary tasting with cigar pairings 8pm-10:30 pm on the rooftop terrace and is open to the public and free to attend.
Top- Notch Bourbon - Bourbon aficionados across the country are gearing up for National Bourbon Heritage Month this month! It’s time to imbibe with the smoothest small-batch bourbon bottles and cocktails in a month that celebrates such a rich history in whiskey. For a customary combination of top notch bourbon with a side of beer, The Brooklyn Lemonade at Penn Commons is the ultimate two-for-one deal with I.W. Harper Bourbon, Maple Syrup, Lemon Juice, Bitters and Shotgun Betty Hefeweizen. (700 6th Street NW; 202.905.2999; penncommonsdc.com)
Gentleman’s Tea at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner - Paying homage to the classic ritual of afternoon tea and in celebration of National Bourbon Month, The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner's debut Gentleman’s Tea presents a menu of bourbon-infused high tea cocktails and culinary menu items that pair perfectly with the warm flavors of bourbon and crisp autumn weather. Bonus: This offering will be available not just for National Bourbon Month in September, but for the entire month of October, as well! *Note: Available exclusively on Fridays and Saturdays. Gentleman’s Tea Menu - $64 per adult includes pan seared Foie Gras with vanilla apple agrodolce, Virginia ham bruschett, smoked salmon with lavender honey crème fraîche, pork belly with corncake and blue cheese aioli, espresso pecan pie, brown sugar cherry biscuits, and vanilla blueberry custard with caramel corn. Gentleman’s “Tea” offerings — choice of: Manhattan Tea - Woodford Reserve, chilled four fruit tea, sweet vermouth, bourbon poached cherries (cold); Wild Herb - chamomile tea, Jameson’s Irish Whiskey, honey (hot); Tennessee Gentleman - caramel blend tea, Gentleman Jack, cigar smoke (hot); or Citrus Shot - rooibos citrus tea, Bulleit Bourbon, honey (hot) Available now through October 28, 2017, the Gentleman’s Tea will be offered in Entyse Wine Bar & Lounge exclusively on Fridays (from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM) and Saturdays (with seatings available at 12:00 PM, 12:30 PM, 3:30 PM and 4:00 PM). 24-hour advance reservations are required. Musical entertainment will be available. (3100 South Street, NW; 202.912.1400; ritzcarlton.com)
Bourbon Themed Menu at The Ritz-Carlton, Georgetown - Enjoy specialty cocktails and snacks as The Ritz-Carlton, Georgetown celebrates bourbon heritage throughout the month of September. From warm bourbon glazed wings paired with spicy honey bourbon sauce to hand crafted whiskey sours to cold blackberry mint juleps by the pitcher, they invite you to indulge in all things bourbon. All offerings will be serviced in The Yard. Bourbon month snacks: Bourbon Meatballs - braised beef meatballs with Kentucky Bourbon sauce; Bourbon Glazed Wings - crispy chicken wings, spicy honey bourbon sauce; and Bourbon Infused Potato Chips - housemade potato chips, seasoned bourbon sea salt. Bourbon Cocktails - Ginger Smash - bourbon, ginger, mint, lemon; Whiskey Sour - bourbon, orange marmalade syrup, lemon juice; and Blackberry Mint Julep - bourbon, blackberry mint syrup. Pitchers include Blackberry Mint Julep - bourbon, blackberry mint syrup. (3100 South Street, NW; 202.912.1400; www.ritzcarlton.com)
Bourbon Night in The Yard - Friday, September 8 from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. Join The Ritz-Carlton, Georgetown to celebrate the kickoff of National Bourbon Month in The Yard. There will be HAPPY HOUR PRICING ALL NIGHT LONG on all beer, wine, and house liquors. Sip refreshing bourbon-based cocktails under a canopy of trees in our cool, urban garden mixed to the sultry music of DINO Beats & Beautiful Music by Violetta Markelou. From Whiskey Sours with homemade marmalade syrup to Blackberry Mint Juleps by the pitcher, come enjoy an evening of all-things-bourbon. Happy hour pricing will be available until 10pm. (3100 South Street,NW; 202.912.1400; www.ritzcarlton.com)