Washingtonian On the Rocks 2013

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This year’s On the Rocks celebration gathered 380 people together to taste the best fine spirits around! Photograph by Doug Van Sant.

Spilled Milk Catering served spicy tuna in wonton cones upon guests’ arrival.
Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

The addition of ruby port wine to bourbon results in the rich, smooth Angel’s Envy.
Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Herbs and aromatics the Green Hat Gin team uses to create a unique flavor profile.
Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

The Green Hat Gin team.
Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Guests dressed up using the Washingtonian custom prop basket and posed in front of Onomonomedia’s photo booth! The images can be found here. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Catoctin Creek uses fresh lemon peel as a garnish for its Don Sazerac cocktail, which they collaborated with Don Ciccio & Figli on—featuring Catoctin Creek’s Roundstone Rye and DCF fennel liqueur. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Chris Gindlesperger and Ben Jenkins.
Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Lauren Mulvey and Daniel Okonkwo.
Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Philippe and Alison Cavatore.
Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Eversley Sifontes, Ryan Macpherson, Meghan French, and Stephanie Saulsbury. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Ray Bialek and Tiffany Gannon.
Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Tarina Szemzo, Michael Kress, Kendal Stopak, and Matt Lovejoy. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Cori Sue Morris and Becca Clara Love from Bitches Who Brunch.
Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Another successful On the Rocks festival at the Powerhouse.
Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Emily Clack and Michael Cain.
Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Matthew Welsh, Laura Milanowski, Sean Kinney, Ray Wittlinger, and Emmett Schaller.
Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Event sponsor Hailo provided guests with custom earbuds and a promo code for money off their first taxi ride with Hailo. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Hailo is a free app that connects passengers to a licensed taxi in just two taps of a smartphone. Hailo lets passengers hail, confirm, pay for rides, and even get receipts via phone. Photograph by Andrew Propp.

WhistlePig hits the “sweet spot” in all three categories: more rye, all the proof, and the perfect age. Photograph by Andrew Propp.

This year’s venue, the Powerhouse, featured exposed brick and steel beams for a sophisticated, urban vibe.
Photograph by Doug Van Sant.

Photo booth fun.
Photograph by Andrew Propp.

Meghan French and Ryan Macpherson. Photograph by Andrew Propp.

Scott Dutton and Coco Price.
Photograph by Andrew Propp.

Photograph by Doug Van Sant.

NYX Live from NYX Entertainment rocked the event all night with a combination of a deejay and live music. Photograph by Andrew Propp.

Kelly McFarland, Rebecca McFarland, Ryan Crisman and Renee Crisman. Photograph by Photograph by Andrew Propp.

DJ Leko from NYX Entertainment.
Photograph by Andrew Propp.

James Gannon, Emily Tye, and Laura Belsh.
Photograph by Andrew Propp.

Lisa Marie O’Quinn, Dan Goldman, Tom Trainor, and Ray Bialek.
Photograph by Andrew Propp.

Becca and Cori Sue rock the photo booth with some awesome prop selections.
Photograph by Andrew Propp.

Joe Damour, Liz Ashton, and Damiso Alexander.
Photograph by Andrew Propp.

Guests were encouraged to post to social media using the prompts scattered around the room.
Photograph by Doug Van Sant.

Don Ciccio & Figli poured limoncello, Fragola, and Concerto and served a signature cocktail called Amalfitano, with limoncello and soda. Photograph by Doug Van Sant.

Washingtonian On the Rocks.
Photograph by Doug Van Sant.

Each guest received a custom rocks glass for the tasting experience.
Photograph by Doug Van Sant.

Guests recording the beats of NYX Live.
Photograph by Doug Van Sant.

The Clyde Mays team.
Photograph by Doug Van Sant.

Shredded short rib sliders with blue cheese aïoli and pickled red onions via Spilled Milk Catering.
Photograph by Doug Van Sant.

Theo Rutherford explains several types of fine spirits, including
Basil Hayden, Baker’s Beam, and Knob Creek Smoked Maple.
Photograph by Doug Van Sant.

Photograph by Doug Van Sant.

John Nielsen, Eversley Sifontes, Todd Fernley, Ben Nadeau, Chris Brown, Scott Dutton, Stephanie Saulsbury, Danielle Olmstead, Marielle Young, Nadalie Dias, Clancy Jones, CoCo Price, Taylor Muckerman, Jeannette Tavares, and Abby Jiu.
Photograph by Doug Van Sant.

Bulldog Gin representatives poured tasty London Lemonade. Photograph by Doug Van Sant.

Thank you too all of our amazing spirit vendors!
Photograph by Doug Van Sant.

Lighting by Atmosphere Lighting set the mood for the evening.
Photograph by Doug Van Sant.

Amaryllis provided custom bars and signature lounges, and helped create the ambience of an old-school whiskey parlor. 
Photograph by Doug Van Sant.

Catoctin Creek. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Catoctin Creek. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Republic National Distributing Company.

Don Ciccio and Figli.
Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Campari.

Veev.
Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Green Hat Gin.
Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Green Hat Gin.
Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Smooth Ambler.
Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Smooth Ambler.
Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Republic National Distributing Company. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Clyde Mays.
Photograph by Andrew Propp.

Jim Beam.
Photograph by Andrew Propp.

Whistle Pig Whiskey.
Photograph by Andrew Propp.

Louisville Distilling Company.
Photograph by Andrew Propp.

Papas Pilar.

BullDog Gin.
Photograph by Andrew Propp.

Veev. Photograph by Doug Van Sant.

Photograph by Doug Van Sant.

Photograph by Doug Van Sant.

Photograph by Doug Van Sant.

Photograph by Doug Van Sant.

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