Whisky Magazine Issue 105
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Liza Weisstuch takes us out in the US capital
With the election fast approaching, all eyes are turned to Washington DC.
“Change” is a buzzword that's being lobbed about like a tennis ball at Wimbledon. But if there's one thing that needs no changing in the nation's capital, it's the vibrant drinking scene.
In this city, drinking could be considered a patriotic duty.
Brainy bartenders here can wax rhapsodic about where Thomas Jefferson sat when he paid a visit to the bar located on the site now occupied by the Round Robin, a whiskey bar in the legendary Willard Hotel. Or they can lead you down Pennsylvania Ave, known as Rum Row before Prohibition, and explain how it was once a lively, and we can only imagine, rowdy, strip of bars.
Washington DC culture is not known for its subtlety, so it's not surprising that whiskey hounds will be galvanised to see a catalogue of the city's bars. There's Bourbon, Little Miss Whiskey's Golden Dollar, Irish Whiskey Public House. But rest assured, there's plenty to be found when you dig beneath that in-your-face surface flash. In a city overrun with symbols and monuments that pay tribute to an inspiring history, a wellaged drink only seems appropriate.
IRISH PUBLIC HOUSE
1207 19th St. Northwest, Washington DC
Tel: 202 463 3010
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