DC Distillers Festival Welcomes Founding Spirits

Founding Spirits, our small-batch distillery located in the heart of Farmers & Distillers, was invited to join the party at this year’s DC Distillers Festival.

Guests sampled over 60 craft spirits from over 20 craft distillers, including our very own DC-based distillery, Founding Spirits.

We poured samples of our spirits, including our craft vodka, and mixed three of our signature craft cocktails, including: Buck’s Blood Orange, pictured above, (Founding Spirits Vodka, lemon, ginger, honey, aperol); Boulevardier (Founding Spirits American Whiskey, Founding Spirits Arroyo’s “Never Bitter” Amaro, campari); and our Amaro Daiquiri  (Founding Spirits Arroyo’s “Never Bitter” Amaro, Founding Farmers Rye Whisky, orgeat, lime).

A curated, three-session, all-day, all-night event featuring 1920’s jazz bands, a burlesque show, and Gatsby-era costumes is a one of a kind experience held at the Long View Gallery in downtown DC. It was a speakeasy environment with a day and night full of mingling and chatting, tasting and relaxing, and even some dancing. We were delighted to be welcomed into this year’s party.

Founding Spirits Featured at St. Jude Gourmet Gala  

Last night, Founding Spirits and Farmers & Distillers joined 600 guests and dozens of local restaurants at the 19th annual St. Jude Gourmet Gala at the National Building Museum in downtown Washington, D.C.

Managing Partner, Beverage & Distillery, Jon Arroyo and Distillery Manager Bob VanLancker were serving up tastes from our very own DC distillery, Founding Spirits.

Our How Jefferson Woulda Liked It was the highlight, which combines our Founding Farmers Rye Whisky and Founding Spirits Arroyo’s “Never Bitter” Amaro with lemon, brandied cherry, and an orange slice.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has hosted this fundraising event at the National Building Museum for ten years running. The lively evening features restaurant and cocktail tastings from DC’s top restaurants, a rousing live auction, and a premiere silent auction. Last year’s event raised over $1.16M for the kids of St. Jude.

Located in Memphis, TN, the mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases, including cancer, through groundbreaking research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of Founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion, or a family’s ability to pay.