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Time to Celebrate – America Eats Tavern is celebrating National Bourbon Heritage Month with an Urban Bourbons flight, which features three 1 oz pours of bourbons from across the country, including homegrown Rock Creek Bourbon from DC's One Eight Distilling. They will also have available a special cocktail  throughout the month of September, the Maple Leaf (Buffalo Trace bourbon, lemon juice, and maple syrup)
 
Craft Spirits Month – Throughout September, Alexandria’s Brabo Brasserie is celebrating Virginia Craft Spirits Month with a Virginia spirits-based steak sauce by Executive Chef Sebastien Rondier, a special Autumn-in-Virginia cocktail menu release, and a Virginia brandy bar takeover by Catoctin Creek DistilleryExecutive Chef Sebastien Rondier has brought the spirits into the kitchen to present the Virginia Enflammé & an Apple Brandy Steak Sauce throughout September. The Virginia Enflammé is a lemon, orange and Virginia brandy version of Baked Alaska served a flambé tableside.  The brasserie’s lead bartender, Brett Oye, During Virginia Craft Spirits Month, Oye has introduced new fall cocktails in partnership with Purcellville, Virginia’s Catoctin Creek distillery. Cocktails feature various Virginia spirits artfully amplified by popular seasonal flavors.
 
Pisco to the People – China Chilcano has kicked off a new festival – Pisco to the People, to celebrate Peru's most popular spirit. The special menu features seven new cocktails with twists on classics featuring pisco such as the Pisconi (cucumber pisco, Campari, Yzaguirre sweet vermouth) and Peruvian-inspired libations like the Chicharrita (tequila, chicha morada, lime).
 
Pub Pop-up – GWAR PUB is here – thanks to the super fans at Drink CompanyDerek Brown is leading the charge to bring one of his favorite musical acts to the brand’s viral pop-up bar experience. They will take over one of the spaces at the rotating pop-up in Shaw (1839 7th Street NW). GWAR PUB will feature a 34-year retrospective of the band’s signature stage props and costumes, including a 20-foot World Maggot that has swallowed Jerry Springer and an intergalactic battle scene between late band leader Oderus Urungus and Mr. Perfect. They will also include band members’ classic costumes, a hall of blood with a blood-suit and a mobae of GWAR’s interplanetary journey. You can also purchase a limited-edition Oderus Eternal Tiki mug and a merch store where T-shirts and GWAR-related memorabilia will be for sale.
 
Spirits Month – MurLarkey Distilled Spirits are participating in Virginia Distillers Association’s Virginia Spirits Month and they are highlighting a different specialty cocktail each week in September. You are invited to sample in-distillery or replicate the drink at home. You will enjoy cocktails such as the Irish Lemonade or the perfect end-of-summer cocktail made with MurLarkey’s all-natural infused Lemon Whiskey. From Saturday, September 8, through Friday, September 14, you will enjoy the Strawberry Julep or the Heritage Old Fashioned, from Saturday, September 15, through Friday, September 21. For the finally,  from Saturday, September 22, through Sunday, September 30, you can enjoy their Smokehouse Bloody Mary, made with MurLarkey’s Smokehouse Whiskey. 
 
Cozy Cocktails – Ocean Prime has new seasonal cocktails on the menu, to keep you warm with the upcoming Fall weather. You can enjoy cocktails such as Rye on the Hudson (Hudson Rye “Private Barrel Selection,” Cherry Heering, Dry Oloroso Sherry, bitters), Whiskey Clover, (Gentleman Jack Whiskey, Hennessy VSOP, honey water, hand-squeezed lemon & orange), Salty Caramel (Ketel One, caramel, cream, Madagascar vanilla bean) and the Sidecar – with (Hennessy VSOP, Cointreau, fresh citrus) 

Bourbon Galore – Jack Rose Dining Saloon is hosting its 6th annual National Bourbon Heritage Month” celebration throughout the month September. Paying homage to America’s history-laden brown spirit, all whiskey lovers are to enjoy an exciting bourbon-fueled month of complimentary whiskey tastings, dram specials, beer & bourbon pairings,a Saloon bourbon cocktail takeover, a Bill Thomas-led tasting of exclusive new releases, and the bar’s now-famous “Pappy Hour” featuring specials on the full Pappy Van Winkle line-up. They will offer daily specials on 30 plus bourbon labels ranging from cult-favorite Willettto the uber-rare and in-demand Pappy Van Winkle, plus rare bourbon flights curated by owner Bill Thomas. Click here to see all the happenings.

Taste of Scottland – The Stewart is offering a sampling of Scotland’s unique and storied terrain, through Single Malt Scotch. They are offering Scotches such as MacPhail 1950 Speymalt Macallan [Speyside] to Glenmorangie Pride 34 Year Old [Highlands] to Gordon & MacPhail Port Ellen 33-Year-Old [Islay], with dozens more available. You can also enjoy vintage Champagnes such as Krug d’Ambonnay 1995, Dom Perignon 2000, and Salon Blanc de Blanc Le Mesnil 2006, as well as non-vintage varietals such as Delamotte Blanc de Blanc Le Mesnil and Krug Grand Cuvee. While enjoying all of these fabulous drinks you can also enjoy small plates such as Russ & Daughters Osetra Caviar, Marinated Skirt Steak with Chimichurri, Grilled Cheese made with succulent Braised Short Rib, enriched with fragrant Horseradish Sauce, or a Great Britain signature, Sticky Toffee Pudding, to end the meal.

Local Flavors – Tarnished Truth Distilling Company, is a Virginia-based distillery founded by locals Andrew Yancey and Josh Canada, which releases its signature small batch bourbons to market on October 1. The finely crafted bourbons, made by veteran distiller Larry Ebersol, include Tarnished Truth 3 Year High Rye and Tarnished Truth 9 Year Single Barrel Bourbon. Tarnished Truth is deeply rooted in Virginia’s history as the birthplace of bourbon. Yancey and Canada wanted to highlight Virginia’s legacy as the original home of the heritage spirit. Tarnished Truth bourbon has been a longtime dream for both entrepreneurs.
 
Tiki Time – Todd Thrasher, a multi-year James Beard Award nominee, will open his highly anticipated Potomac Distilling Company and the Polynesian-style neighborhood tavern, Tiki TNT. He can't wait for the opening day, so he's taking over Archipelago on September 17, September 24, and October 1,  and offering 5 Tiki cocktails per night - letting the public decide the fate of each cocktail. You will have the opportunity to vote for your favorite cocktails and provide input to Thrasher as he finalizes Tiki TNT’s menu for its opening in November.