Last night marked the return of the (second annual) Whisky Live DC to the Grand Hyatt Washington. I was pleased to see no major changes (why mess with a
What separates Whisky Live from DC's other premiere drinking events is overall elegance and (perhaps even more important) room to navigate & relax... without being trampled on/over. Attendees don't come to Whisky Live to troll for a date (although there were plenty of attractive people on hand.) They come to taste top-shelf liquor and learn a thing or two. Vendors included a who's-who of whiskey royalty (Jim Beam, Johnnie Walker, etc.)
This year's top sips came from 7-year-old Jim Beam Black (86 proof, cinnamon/vanilla) Tyrconnell Single Malt Irish Whiskey and an impressive newcomer FEW Bourbon Whiskey (93 proof, three-grains, very smooth.) Top bites went to the to-die-for Golden & Sweet Potato Hash, Roasted Tomato-Basil Hummus and a much-improved-upon Prime Beef Short Ribs. My only complaint? We have to wait a full calendar year for the next one. Semi-annual has a great ring to it, don't you think?
|Dinner Buffet - Round 2|
|Andrius Miliunas of Craft Wine & Spirits|
|Single Malts of Scotland|
|Four Roses Bourbon|