Reception, Whiskey Pairing Dinner and Cigar Tasting

September 14, 2022 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Fairmont Courtyard
2401 M Street

Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown is pleased to present an evening with Uncle Nearest Whiskey* and Drunk Chicken Cigars** on Wednesday, September 14 beginning at 6pm in the hotel’s courtyard.  Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey Master Blender Victoria Eady Butler and Drunk Chicken Founder and CEO Desiree Sylver will conduct Whiskey and cigar tastings.

            Executive Chef Jordi Gallardo and Executive Sous Chef Jason Rowley will create a culinary feast prepared to complement delicious cocktails curated by Fairmont’s mixologists with Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey.

The event begins at 6pm in the courtyard with a welcome cocktail:

Tennessee 75 (Uncle Nearest 1884), and two hot canapés

 Foie Gras Croquette and Short ribs with Maple Whiskey Glaze.

            The four-course dinner begins at 7pm:


Raisins and Walnut Ciabatta & Honey Whiskey Butter


-First Course-

Grilled Skull Island Shrimp

Whiskey Corn, Silk Grilled Corn Nibblets

Uncle’s Basil Collins (Uncle Nearest 1856)

-Second Course-

Smoked Pork Belly

Petite Frisée, Fennel Frond, Petite Miro Greens, Cherry Bomb Radish,

Tarragon, Blood Orange Vinaigrette

Lincoln County Maple Smash (Uncle Nearest 1856)

Whiskey Tasting-

Uncle Nearest Tasting with Victoria Eady Butler

Uncle Nearest 1856, 1884 and a Surprise Blend

-Third Course – Smokin’ Family Style-


Smoked Chicken Thighs, Smoked Brisket, Cheddar Jalapeno Sausages,

Grilled Flat Iron, Rubbed Tomahawk

Smoked Scallops and Grilled Grouper


Roasted Brussel Sprouts Maple Crème Fraiche, Grilled Heirloom Carrots, Parsnip Puree, Applewood Bacon Fingerling Warm Potato Salad, Carnival Cauliflower Smoked

Sea Salt Cherry Tomato, Duck and White Bean Cassoulet


Cherry Whiskey Reduction, Herb Garlic Butter, Caramelized Onion Whiskey SC.



Belmond Peanut Butter Brownie Crunch

Strawberry-Elderflower Gel


-Cigar Tasting-

            At 9pm, guests will retire to the courtyard’s cigar lounge to enjoy a Drunk Chicken Cigar–hand rolled Mother Clucker Robusto paired with a Nearest the West End 1884 Cocktail.  Desiree and Victoria with lead the tasting.

            An evening with Uncle Nearest and Drunk Chicken is available per person in two tiers

Reception, Dinner and Cigar is $229


Reception, Dinner, Cigar and custom-engraved bottle of Uncle Nearest 1856 is $289

(Engraver on-site to engrave each bottle)

            Prices do not include tax or gratuity.  Additional cocktails, wine, beer and cigars will be available for purchase.  For reservations, please email

*Nearest Green, affectionately nicknamed Uncle Nearest by his friends and family in Lynchburg, Tennessee, is the world’s first known African American master distiller. Nearest is credited with helping perfect the globally recognized Lincoln County Process, which is the defining distinction between Kentucky Bourbon from Tennessee Whiskey. This unique filtering of whiskey through sugar maple charcoal was named after the county where Nearest lived and made his highly regarded whiskey.

Nearest Green Distillery, a 323-acre Tennessee Walking Horse farm that has been dubbed by the press as “Malt Disney World,” was purchased in 2017 by Uncle Nearest, Inc. and opened for public tours in 2019.

**Established in 2019, Drunk Chicken Cigars are handmade in the U.S.A. to create premium flavor profiles.  Every combination of tobacco leaf, including the filler, binder, and wrapper, was chosen to produce an assortment of smooth, rich, and savory cigars with a variety of customers in mind. The mission of the Drunk Chicken Cigars family is to produce premium cigars that can be smoked anytime of the day. Our cigars have tones ranging from spicy black pepper, coffee, earthiness, and dark and creamy-chocolate, which can accompany your breakfast, lunch, dinner and evening nightcap. In fact, our cigars are “Nubalicious”… so good you will smoke it to a nub.

The Courtyard Bar offer cocktails and bites on Monday through Friday from 2pm until 10pm and on Saturday and Sunday from 11pm until 10pm.  Featured bubbles include; 15 varieties of champagne and sparkling wine, 13 types of sparkling and still Rosé and 36 brands of gin, including Fairmont’s very own gin. The team worked with One Eight Distilling, located right here in D.C’s Ivy City neighborhood to create Untitled Gin No. 6.


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