One Eight Distilling (D.C.’s First Vodka and Whiskey) Grand Opening Sat., Jan. 10th in Ivy City

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1135 Okie Street, NE via One Eight Distilling

From a press release:

“One Eight Distilling – only the second distillery to open in Washington, D.C. since prohibition – will officially open its doors on Saturday, January 10, 2015, offering public tours, sampling, and spirit sales from 1:00-4:00 p.m. at the distillery’s northeast D.C. facilities.

Customers will be invited for a behind-the-scenes glimpse at One Eight’s 7,500 square production space, and given the opportunity to sample and shop for bottles of District Made Vodka (a rye-based vodka with a smooth, clean flavor) and Rock Creek White Whiskey (a rye-forward un-aged whiskey with hints of spice and pepper). One Eight’s Ivy City Gin, named after the neighborhood where the distillery is located, will be released in subsequent weeks.

“We look forward to offering the city a first taste of our spirits,” said One Eight Distilling CEO Alexander (Sandy) Wood. “We will also begin distributing directly to D.C. liquor stores and bars early in the New Year.”

One Eight Distilling’s stylish, expansive 2,000 square foot tasting room will be open for tastings and tours every Saturday from 1:00-4:00 p.m., beginning January 10, 2015, or by appointment. Along with spirits, the merchandise shop will include branded flasks, hats, t-shirts, shot glasses, and other apparel. In future months, the facilities will be utilized to host private functions and other public events.

About One Eight Distilling

One Eight Distilling is named for Article One Section Eight of the Constitution, which, among other things, provided for the establishment of a district to serve as the nation’s capital. Founded in 2013 by Alexander Wood and Alex Laufer, One Eight Distilling is located in the District’s Ivy City neighborhood, at 1135 Okie Street, NE, Washington, D.C. 20002.”

5 Comment

  • Looked up this place on google maps…right next to the Washington Humane Society. Drink some whiskey, then KITTENS!!!

  • justinbc

    Wow I thought this had opened quite a while back (as they note, founded in 2013). I wonder what caused so much delay. I hope more stuff (like this and Union Kitchen) keep taking advantage of the cheap real estate in that area and help fill in the Brookland to NoMA gap some.

  • All I can comment on are the logo, website, bottles, etc: everything looks great. I can’t wait to try the gin and am really relieved (and excited) that the whiskeys appear to be actually distilled by One Eight!

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