Washingtonian On the Rocks Party Pictures

The Washingtonian hosted its premiere whiskey and fine spirits festival at the Renaissance Washington Dupont Circle Hotel. Photograph by Andrew Propp.

Guests tasted spirits from around the world. Photograph by Andrew Propp.

Each guest received a complimentary Washingtonian rocks glass to enjoy their tastings. Photograph by Andrew Propp.

Lavert Phillips, Ray Kos, and Anthony Aiello. Photograph by Andrew Propp.

The talented jazz trio from the Davis Event Group. Photograph by Andrew Propp.

James Byles, president of Washingtonian Custom Media; Tim Stefanick; Nick Berryman of the Embassy of Norway; and Washingtonian president and publisher Cathy Merrill Williams. Photograph by Andrew Propp.

Attendees watched the cigar-rolling demonstration from Roberto’s Hand Rolled Cigars and received hand-rolled cigars. Some guest enjoyed them in the smoking lounge on the outside patio. Photograph by Andrew Propp.

Neil McKinnon of Pushbooth and Clarence Davis. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Marriott Internationals’ Camille Pampillonia, Renaissance Hotels’ Kasey Sanchez, Marriott’s Matt Critchlow, and Erin Sousa. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Jessie Willard, Heather Cabot, Christina Tufaro, and Chris Kearney. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Jennifer Skarbek and Bryan Detwiler. Photograph by Andrew Propp.

The Renaissance served whiskey-inspired food including braised short-rib bourbon barbecue sliders with fried onions, whiskey chicken with leek risotto, fried potatoes with aïoli and spicy sauce, and chef Devon’s signature bread pudding with whiskey sauce. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Amir Peay of Georgetown Trading Company and Tanya Pai of The Washingtonian. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Guest John Grills checks out the Alaska Distillery smoked salmon vodka from Craft Wine & Sprits. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

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