During the summertime, there’s nothing like a refreshing cocktail to relax with at your RESA apartment. However, here in Washington, DC, you don’t need to go with run-of-the-mill liquors to enjoy with your cocktail of choice – you can purchase artisan spirits from nearby distilleries.
If you’re ready to mix up your summer drink with some high-quality, homemade liquors, stop by these local distilleries for rum, vodka, gin, whiskey and more that’s made with tender, love and care right here in Washington DC.
Founding Spirits, located at 600 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC which is right around the corner from your RESA apartment at only 10 minutes away, is owned by family farmers and their values are at the heart of their distilled spirits. Every step of the process, from grain to glass, shows their commitment to farmers, high-quality ingredients and handcrafting premium products.
Led by Jon Arroyo and Bob VanLancker, these modern-day distilling wizards are cultivating unique and tasty spirits that preserve the true flavors that come from wheat, barley and rye. Their flavorful spirits can be enjoyed on their own and are equally delicious in cocktails.
One Eight Distilling, located at 1135 Okie St NE, Washington, DC which will take you seven minutes to arrive at by car, is a gin, vodka and whiskey maker boasting a tasting room with copper vats and set in a redbrick warehouse.
One Eight Distilling is named for Article One Section Eight of the Constitution, which among other things provided for the establishment of a district to serve as the nation’s capital. This connection to history and tradition informs their founding values: they use local ingredients to create the bold flavors of their region for the people who take no shortcuts.
600 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001
1135 Okie St NE, Washington, DC 20002