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Demystifying Amaro by Don Ciccio and Figli: Mess Hall

Amaro class with Jonathan Fasano makes herbal liqueur approachable Mess Hall in Washington, D.C. is hosting a class on “Demystifying Amaro” September 10. The instructor is Jonathan Fasano of Don Ciccio & Figli. Expect to learn from this master of ameri all you need to know to know about the history of the liqueur while […]

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BDT Capital takes minority stake in WhistlePig Rye Whiskey

BDT investment provides additional liquidity, growth opportunities BDT Capital Partners has taken a significant minority common equity stake in WhistlePig Rye Whiskey, according to a joint announcement from the companies. WhistlePig was founded in 2008. The investment by BDT Capital Partners allows WhistlePig’s current shareholders to have liquidity and one of the original founders, Raj […]

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Scuba origins, rum aficionado to bring Potomac Distilling, Tiki TNT to Wharf D.C.

Another big story with some Tiki-Bar influence has been developing at the District Wharf: the November opening of highly-anticipated Potomac Distilling Company… in the heart of the bustling waterfront, will represent a three-story production facility, producing four styles of Thrasher’s Rum. Nestled in the building will be a neighborhood tavern to be known as Tiki TNT from Todd Thrasher.

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Guinness Open Gate Brewery Barrel House in Maryland opens in August

The Open Gate Brewery Barrel House by Guinness is opening this summer in Halethorpe, Md., just south of Baltimore, Md., and about 30 miles north of Washington, D.C. Guinness parent Diageo Beer Company USA announced the August 3 grand opening… Guinness Brewmaster Peter Wiens and Head Brewer Hollie Stephenson will lead a production team crafting Guinness Blonde and experimenting with other beers that reflect the essence of American and Maryland brewery heritage.

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Two restaurant groups grow in dynamic Northern Virginia dining scene

With Scott Parker, Jason Fisher, Ryan DeMagistris, Nick Cordero and Mike Cordero at is helm, the MacNac Hospitality Group has made a name for itself in Northern Virginia for its diverse offerings and consistent growth…Social Restaurant Group (SRG) made its appearance in the area over the last few years with several openings in the D.C. area, and three restaurants in Arlington alone.

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