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10 Standout Old Fashioneds in DC

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Regardless of mixologist trends, there's something to be said for the timelessness of a classic cocktail. Of the classics, the Old Fashioned is the dignified grandfather of the bunch. Its components are sparse — typically just a hint of sugar muddled with a few drops of bitters and topped with a citrus twist — which really let the bourbon or rye shine. For the Old Fashioned and its ilk, the rich caramel flavors of Knob Creek® are particularly suited for today's versions of this standard bearer of cocktails. Here now, ten of those standouts.

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1. Jack Rose Dining Saloon

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2007 18th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 588-7388
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The Hill Billy Holiday is made with Knob Creek Bourbon and dressed up with Lillet Blanc, pineapple bay leaf shrub, Peychauds, tiki bitters and finished with a splash of sparkling.

2. Barrel

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613 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Washington, D.C. 20003
(202) 543-3622
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The Knob Creek Single Barrel Old Fashioned is served simply with bitters, sugar and the standard cherry and citrus garnishes. (They know to leave well enough alone when it comes to a classic.)

3. Roofers Union

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2446 18th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 232-7663
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It's Still Rainin' in Claremont is a fresh, inventive take on the Old Fashioned, made with Roofer’s Union Single Barrel Knob Creek Bourbon, homemade madeira vermouth, and topped with maraschino liquor and lemon bitters.

4. Woodward Table

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1426 H St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
(202) 347-5353
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Indulge in a Knob Creek Single Barrel Old Fashioned, made with Woodward Table Single Barrel Knob Creek Bourbon, mapley Demerara sugar muddled with abbots bitters, and garnished with lemon and orange.

5. Cafe Saint-Ex

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1847 14th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 265-7839
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Order a Brooklyn, made with Knob Creek Rye, dry vermouth, maraschino, and Amer Picon bitters.

6. Bar Pilar

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1833 14th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 265-1751
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The thoughtfully crafted Creole is an updated version of an Old Fashioned with Knob Creek Rye, benedictine, sweet vermouth, and Amer Picon.

7. Bobby Van's Steakhouse - 15 Street

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809 15th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
(202) 589-0060
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The Manny’s Old Fashioned is made with Knob Creek Bourbon, muddled orange and cherry, Angostura bitters and just a hint of Tabasco.

8. Quadrant Bar and Lounge

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Using their own Knob Creek Single Barrel Bourbon and an inventive house-made old fashioned syrup made with hickory smoked oranges and brandied cherries, this drink is a truly elevated version of the classic. And, it's garnished with a folded orange peel and brandied cherry garnish, smoked with hickory chips to order. It doesn’t get fancier than that.

9. Beuchert's Saloon

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623 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Washington, D.C. 20003
(202) 733-1384
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The Old Fashioned here is made with Knob Creek Single Barrel, bitters, sugar and topped with an orange and cherry.

10. Black Whiskey

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1410 14th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
A lemon twist ties together this no-nonsense Old Fashioned made with Knob Creek Rye, sugar, and bitters.
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1. Jack Rose Dining Saloon

2007 18th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20009
The Hill Billy Holiday is made with Knob Creek Bourbon and dressed up with Lillet Blanc, pineapple bay leaf shrub, Peychauds, tiki bitters and finished with a splash of sparkling.
2007 18th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

2. Barrel

613 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, D.C. 20003
The Knob Creek Single Barrel Old Fashioned is served simply with bitters, sugar and the standard cherry and citrus garnishes. (They know to leave well enough alone when it comes to a classic.)
613 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Washington, D.C. 20003

3. Roofers Union

2446 18th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20009
It's Still Rainin' in Claremont is a fresh, inventive take on the Old Fashioned, made with Roofer’s Union Single Barrel Knob Creek Bourbon, homemade madeira vermouth, and topped with maraschino liquor and lemon bitters.
2446 18th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

4. Woodward Table

1426 H St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20005
Indulge in a Knob Creek Single Barrel Old Fashioned, made with Woodward Table Single Barrel Knob Creek Bourbon, mapley Demerara sugar muddled with abbots bitters, and garnished with lemon and orange.
1426 H St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20005

5. Cafe Saint-Ex

1847 14th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20009
Order a Brooklyn, made with Knob Creek Rye, dry vermouth, maraschino, and Amer Picon bitters.
1847 14th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

6. Bar Pilar

1833 14th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20009
The thoughtfully crafted Creole is an updated version of an Old Fashioned with Knob Creek Rye, benedictine, sweet vermouth, and Amer Picon.
1833 14th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

7. Bobby Van's Steakhouse - 15 Street

809 15th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20005
The Manny’s Old Fashioned is made with Knob Creek Bourbon, muddled orange and cherry, Angostura bitters and just a hint of Tabasco.
809 15th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20005

8. Quadrant Bar and Lounge

Washington, D.C.
Using their own Knob Creek Single Barrel Bourbon and an inventive house-made old fashioned syrup made with hickory smoked oranges and brandied cherries, this drink is a truly elevated version of the classic. And, it's garnished with a folded orange peel and brandied cherry garnish, smoked with hickory chips to order. It doesn’t get fancier than that.

9. Beuchert's Saloon

623 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, D.C. 20003
The Old Fashioned here is made with Knob Creek Single Barrel, bitters, sugar and topped with an orange and cherry.
623 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Washington, D.C. 20003

10. Black Whiskey

1410 14th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20005
A lemon twist ties together this no-nonsense Old Fashioned made with Knob Creek Rye, sugar, and bitters.
1410 14th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20005

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