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Thirsty Washingtonians and aspiring spirits sommeliers gathered at
Long View Gallery on November 10th, 2016 for Washingtonian’s annual Whiskey & Fine Spirits Festival. Guests sampled unlimited sips of premium whiskey, scotch, bourbon, vodka, gin, and rum from over 20 distilleries and distributors. Partygoers enjoyed delectable and creative light bites by Heirloom Catering and grooved to modern hits with a classic twist by NYX Entertainment & Events. Amaryllis, Inc. transformed the space into a rustic wonderland with Edison bulb accents and oversized floral installations while Digital Lightning warmed up the night with amber uplighting and foliage patterns projected onto the floor. Attendees were able to peruse three Infiniti vehicles, customize their rocks glasses at the on-site etching station, and snap a few photos at the flip book photo booth.
Thank you to our sponsors:
Infiniti, Great Frogs Winery, and Guinness.
Thank you to our partners:
Amaryllis, Inc., Heirloom Catering, NYX Entertainment & Events, Digital Lightning, and Talk of the Town.
Thank you to our participating vendors:
4 Corners Spirits Company, Aberlour, Alltech Lexington Brewing & Distilling Company, Beam Suntory, Brown-Forman, Caledonia Spirits, Inc., Conecuh Ridget Distillers, Cotton & Reed, Diageo Spirits, Dillon’s, District Distilling, Heaven Hill Brands, James E. Pepper Distilling Co, Jos. A. Magnus & Co., KO Distilling, Lyon Distilling Co., Philadelphia Distilling, Sagamore Spirits, Sazerac Company, Smooth Ambler Spirits, and Virginia Distillery Co.
All photos by Doug Van Sant.
Guests received complimentary rocks glasses to enjoy samples throughout the night.
Heirloom Catering wowed guests with their table scape and savory bites.
Sagamore Spirits sampled their Rye American Whiskey.
Guests mingled and sipped on a variety of cocktails and samples throughout the evening.
Amaryllis, Inc. dangled Edison bulbs throughout the event that matched the custom Edison bulb bars.
Washingtonian’s Claire Carlin and Meg Minkler.
Michelle Tancey and EJ Hill.
Guests were able to chat with vendors and learn more about their offerings.
NYX Entertainment & Events kept the crowd entertained with a live band and DJ.
Infiniti’s Philip Scates with Washingtonian’s Cathy Merrill Williams.
Jos. A. Magnus & Co. showcased their award-winning bourbon for newcomers and fans alike.
Joanne Van Sant tries out the Infiniti QX30.
Jennifer Hensley and Garry Jelen.
Caledonia Spirit’s Barr Hill team whipped up “The William Cowper” cocktail.
Vanella Crawford, Ted Arnzen, and Ronni McTier take on the dance floor.
Delicate flowers adorned the chicken souvlaki flatbread by Heirloom Catering.
Ryan Crisman and Renee Crisman.
Guests grabbed a seat at the Infiniti lounge which featured an on-site etching artist who customized their rocks glasses.
Gillian Frey and Becca Orchardo.
Infiniti’s lounge was picture perfect for guests to relax in and capture the moment.
Long View Gallery’s art worked as the perfect back drop for Heirloom Catering’s quaint hors d’oeuvres station.
Attendees enjoyed an array of different spirits in their custom rocks glasses.
Billy Barnett, Jennifer Farina, Nancie Suzuki, Kristina Bouweiri, and Doug Kennedy strike a pose for the flip book station.
Partygoers got to sip on classic favorites as well as brand new lines making their debut.
Digital Lightning set the mood with amber and foliage-patterned lighting for the packed event.
Heirloom served petite croissants among other delicious hors d’oeuvres.
Tabitha Brackin and Jourdan Dubois.
Infiniti showcased their Q50 for guests to enjoy.
Brown-Forman showcased their Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Select.
Eric Schwartz, David Jack, Anna Tolner, Katherine Martinko, Mary Broughton, Jessica Soules, and Alex Knight.