What is Pappy Van Winkle you say? Why it’s probably the most widely sought after small batch brand of Bourbon in the U.S., and thereby the most widely sought after in the universe. Check out this insane line! You see Pappy only makes about 7,000 cases a year making it pretty small in comparison to the other bourbon behemoths. Demand is high (so high there was a recent heist) and supply is low, and your intro to economics class in college should explain the rest. Not to mention it’s excellent bourbon. I’ve had glasses of the 12 year old and the 15 year old myself, and it’s the best I’ve ever had (but definitely not the cheapest). My 15 year old glass cost $55 at Bourbon.
According to Eater DC we have at least 6 locations that sell good ol’ Pappy (but I know it’s more because I know Bourbon and Bourbon Steak sell it too). Check out the map.
AND… there’s even an app for that
BUT… for the most accurate record of where to buy a bottle, check out the distillery’s site.
Today my friends is a wonderful day. Today is the 80th anniversary of the repeal of the Volstead act, thereby ending the ill-fated prohibition experiment our great country embarked on so long ago. Thus we call today Repeal day! Here’s a brief history of what led up to prohibition in the first place, and the events that transpired.
Did you know?
That DC’s own Green Hat Gin‘s name was inspired from the events from Repeal day?
What’s on the haps tonight?
Bottomless bubbly for $20, prohibition-era cocktails for $9, specialty whiskies for $8, and prohibition punches for $7. Era style fashion encouraged!
To applaud those Movember participants who are laying down their razors in support of men’s health awareness, Harry’s has created a holiday in their honor, declaring December 1st as “National Shave Day.” Harry’s is partnering with local barbershops and boutiques across the country to give out free shaves and limited edition Harry’s razors to participating guys on December 1st. Bring your manly goodness to Barber of Hell’s Bottom around Logan Circle on Sunday and get a free razor!
Barber of Hell’s Bottom 818 Rhode Island Avenue NW
Warby Parker‘s back… and this time for two months! Check out the full WP experience in person and on your own schedule rather than waiting to get frames shipped to your man cave. And remember, for each pair you buy someone in need gets a pair too.
DC Wine Week starts this Saturday, October 12th, with themed events, dinner pairings, and wine offers around DC. There are tons of events, official and unofficial, so check the event schedule to search by date or neighborhood. Here are some picks for some of the official events that are still open for reservations:
Columbus Day at The Coupe (Monday 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, $20 for ticket, sample new fall menu with wine tasting, half-priced glasses and bottles for 33% off)
Opa! Wines from Greece at Kellari DC (Tuesday 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Free to register, select Greek happy hour wines $5 by glass, $11 carafe and dinner wines at 20% off bottles)
Happy Hour Oysters & Wine Tel’Veh Cafe & Wine Bar (Thursday 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Free to register, $1 oysters and complimentary hors d’oeuvres, with exclusive happy hour wine)
While there aren’t actually any wineries in DC, there are some good local vineyards a short drive away in Virginia. Divine Wine Tours has put together some good tour packages, to give you a taste of the area’s wineries!
Football season is almost upon us! And that means it’s time for messy chicken wings. But I’m gonna teach you how to be half as messy with this little tip below.
If you’re wondering what a Snallygaster is, it was once a mythical beast that terrorized the Maryland ‘burbs… Fortunately, these days Snallygaster is an awesome craft beer festival which will be coming to Union Market DC on Saturday, October 19.
This is basically the biggest, best craft beer event in DC, featuring over 150 craft beers hand picked by Greg Engert (beer director of ChurchKey, Rustico, Bluejacket, etc.), food trucks, music, games, and more. Tickets are on sale now online, and you can stay up to date on the beer list, participating food trucks, and other fun Snallygaster plans on Snallygaster’s Facebook page.
Also, don’t forget that DC Beer Week is coming up next week! There will be so many chances to enjoy craft beer around town, that the events have been assembled into a handy list by the people at DC Beer.
Get boozy and get crabs (the good kind) at DC Brau’s upcoming crab festival! This 2nd annual crab fest is taking place at The Quarterdeck in Arlington, VA on August 14 as part of DC Beer Week, which celebrates craft beer in the District each year. The ticket includes ALL YOU CAN EAT crabs and discounted pitchers of delicious DC Brau beer.
Last year’s event was a big success where about 200 people picked crabs and enjoyed great beer for hours out on the deck in true Mid-Atlantic tradition. Tickets are on sale now at Eventbrite.