Locally Distilled Spirits at the Grotto
We love local distillers. And one of our newest and favorite distillery additions is DC’s One~Eight Distilling. They are doing some amazing things, especially when it comes to Rock Creek Rye. This is grain to glass local. And their Untitled series amazes us with every release. Their Untitled releases are experimental, small batch spirits. They are sold only at the distillery and at select partner bars like the Grotto. Our DCGroni is made with their Untitled Gin #2, and out DC Sazerac features DC’s first locally distilled rye since prohibition: their Rock Creek Rye. So we talked them into coming to the Grotto for our One~Eight Distilling Cocktail & Food Trio
One Eight Cocktail & Food Trio
Thursday, December 7 thru Sunday, December 10
We will be featuring a One~Eight Distilling Cocktail & Food Trio featuring a custom-made cocktail with One Eight Untitled Gin #2, Rock Creek Bourbon, and Rock Creek Rye. Beverage director Andrew Shapiro will be on the stick making each trio to fit each guest’s taste and we will be adding a trio of bites to go along. All three cocktails and three bites are $35.
First Bite w/Untitled Gin #2: prosciutto wrapped Italian mozzarella w/boar rillettes crostini
Second Bite w/Rock Creek Bourbon: sweet potato croquette w/apple mostarda & balsamico glaze
Third Bite w/Rock Creek Rye: spice rubbed pork belly w/ roasted Asian pear
We will also have a bottle fo the Rock Creek Untittles Whiskey #3 so you can purchase a shot.
One Eight in the House
Saturday, December 9 from 4 pm ’til 6 pm
Saturday, December 9 we will have John Carrabus from One Eight Distilling in the house! He will tell you more than we could even make up ourselves about these amazing spirits! Who knows, there might even be another special food treat as well!!!
Local Distillery Love
Right now, we support
DonCiccio e Figlio
Cotton & Reed
And the granddad & grandmom of local distilling, Catoctin Creek, and Green Hat