Whiskey Walk DC

Girls just want to have fun so they say. Christina and I went on a whiskey-tasting adventure in Washington DC.  The unpredictable weather would add an unexpected twist to the journey. Despite the rain, the 2.5 hour commute was a testament to our commitment to exploring the vibrant whiskey scene and having fun Cyndi Lauper style.

Bar-Hopping Odyssey:

  1. Exile Bar: Our journey kicked off at Exile Bar, where the warm ambiance provided the perfect refuge from the rain. The whiskey selection set the tone for the evening, with a diverse array of options that hinted at the unique flavors awaiting us.
  2. Mad Hatter: Mad Hatter, with its whimsical decor, offered a playful setting for our second stop. The cozy atmosphere and friendly staff made it easy to forget about the dreary weather outside as we sampled another enticing whiskey.
  3. Public Bar: Public Bar, with its lively crowd and modern vibe, introduced us to a new dimension of whiskey tasting. Each sip was complemented by the energetic atmosphere, turning the tasting into a social experience.
  4. Sauf Haus Bier Hall: Sauf Haus Bier Hall provided a change of scenery with its rustic charm. The fusion of a beer hall atmosphere and exquisite whiskey choices made it a memorable stop on our whiskey walk.  I ordered the kielbasa and it was amazing.
  5. Black Whiskey: As we ventured into Black Whiskey, the dark and intimate setting heightened the anticipation of the whiskey selection. The unique character of each tasting left a lasting impression, making this stop a standout in the itinerary.
  6. Larry’s Lounge: Larry’s Lounge offered a more laid-back atmosphere, providing a welcomed contrast to the previous stops. The curated whiskey selection here showcased the venue’s dedication to providing a diverse and enjoyable tasting experience.
  7. Commodore: Commodore, with its nautical theme, added a touch of maritime charm to our whiskey journey. The attentive staff guided us through their selection, underscoring the diversity of whiskey profiles available in the city.
  8. Board Room: Our final destination, Board Room, provided a fitting conclusion to the whiskey walk. The vibrant energy and communal spirit at this venue encapsulated the essence of our rain-soaked adventure.

Favorite Tasting: Clontarf 1014:
Among the myriad of whiskies sampled, Clontarf 1014 stood out as a true gem. This Irish whiskey boasts a smooth and approachable flavor profile, with notes of honey, malt, and a hint of citrus. The blend of triple-distilled malt whiskey and pot still whiskey creates a harmonious balance that appeals to both seasoned whiskey enthusiasts and newcomers alike. The use of traditional methods and quality ingredients contributes to the rich and complex character of Clontarf 1014. It’s a whiskey that transcends the ordinary, making it my personal favorite from the Whiskey Walk.

At the end of the day the walk was 4.5 miles.  A stellar way to exercise and do an activity.   Yes I packed snaaaacks. A big clink to all the laughs, clinks and sips. Can’t wait for next years event.