From a press release:
“Todd Thrasher, the likable wine and spirits devotee, has been at the forefront of the bar scene in the past year for his newest venue, the acclaimed Brothers and Sisters in Washington, DC. Thrasher earned a name for himself during his long and fruitful tenure at Restaurant Eve and Society Fair, and at his highly praised spirits program and the first progressive speakeasy in the Mid-Atlantic, Bar PX. Now, Thrasher is branching out on his own with Potomac Distilling Company, an urban rum distillery and watering hole, anchoring the west end of The Wharf, the newest development along DC’s waterfront.
Thrasher will keep the rum-sodden cocktails pouring with three bar areas, retail shop, garden rooftop dining and hangout, and most especially an on-site distillery that will produce Thrasher’s Rum. Pop in to see the process up close in a private tasting room, where samples are happily doled out to tasters. The three story space will feature an authentically designed Polynesian style lounge and bar, Tiki TNT, brimming with genuine elements of exotic touches of the South Pacific – bamboo woods, grass roof and an open, airy ambiance – a stark contrast to the theatrical take of Tiki bars begun in the 1950s.
“The fascination with craft cocktails continues to grow and evolve, and I wanted to create something that showcases the seafaring spirit and how rum is source and made. Rum is enjoying an upsurge of interest globally and it has long been a favorite of mine,” said Thrasher, who was hailed “one of the best mixologists anywhere” by the Washington Post and who’s Brothers and Sisters was just named one of Esquire’s 21 Best Bars in America. “Potomac Distilling Company will be a place where people can gather, drink, and enjoy a stage where cocktails are fun and rules are consistently being bent!”