June 26, 2022 @ 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Jack Rose Dining Saloon
2007 18th Street NW Washington
On Sunday, June 26, the award-winning Washington, DC whiskey mecca Jack Rose Dining Saloon and owner Bill Thomas will once again host their very own whiskey festival: the 3rd Annual “Premier Drams” – a celebration of cask-strength, new and rare. Self-described as “not your typical whisk(e)y festival,” this afternoon tasting will feature 15+ curated stations of unique bourbons, ryes, scotches and international whiskeys, plus new bottle unveilings, blind tastings, craft cocktails, distiller meet-and-greets and more from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Jack Rose’s 3rd annual event was actually planned for April 2020, but was postponed due to the pandemic. Owner/collector Bill Thomas is thrilled to be able to bring back the popular tasting festival this year.
All three floors of Jack Rose will play host to the massive festival, which sold out in two weeks its previous year, inviting hundreds of whiskey lovers near and far to taste oddities reaching beyond the basic bottles found on liquor store shelves. Distillers such as Kentucky’s Willett, Wilderness Trail, Bardstown Barrel Company and New Riff, and Charleston, SC’s High Wire will bring special barrel picks; while scotch-lovers can taste cask-strength single malts hand-picked by Scotch Malt Whisky Society and Single Cask Nation. Attendees can also explore the world through whisk(e)y, with tastings of international expressions hailing from Japan and India.
Jack Rose’s award-winning bar team will create specially crafted whiskey cocktails for guests, and hors d’oeuvres will be passed throughout the afternoon.
“The festival grew so much from our initial event in 2018, and each year just gets better and better. Tickets have sold out within weeks both years, and we constantly have guests telling us it’s the best whiskey festival they’ve ever been to,” says owner Bill Thomas. “The quality of the whiskey these distilleries and brands bring is incredible, and this year’s Premier Drams will continue to ‘wow’.”
“This year, we’re looking forward to an expanded blind tasting with some incredible prizes, and bringing some new exhibitors on board like the Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS) and Single Cask Nation. It’s the one time every year when you can find some of the best distilleries in the world all in one room, with beyond-baseline bottles to try.
“Of course, our festival is different from anything else. We’re shining the light on hidden gems — rarities you can’t try anywhere else, cask-strength expressions straight from barrel to bottle, limited-edition releases, brand-new products on the market, never-released barrel samples, you name it. But it’s also affordable, one of the best deals out there for the true whisk(e)y lover.”
Annual “Premier Drams” takes place on Sunday, June 26 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. throughout the building. The full lineup will be announced in May 2022. For more information, please visit www.jackrosediningsaloon.com
or call 202-588-7388.
WHO: Jack Rose Dining Saloon
WHEN: Sunday, June 26, 2022
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
WHERE: Jack Rose Dining Saloon
2007 18th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009