It’s Fri-yay! Not sure which direction to take your weekend? How about stopping in to Cotton & Reed, D.C.’s first rum distillery?
The gentlemen behind Cotton & Reed worked as consultants for NASA with a passion for rum. After perfecting their recipe, they opened D.C.’s first rum distillery and tasting room in the Union Market neighborhood. They distill a dry spiced rum and a white rum.
I tried the Dijonata, a mix of coriander, mustard soda, and rum. Savory and a touch of sweet. The rum enhances the flavor of the other ingredients, rather than mask it. Cheers!
Take a tour of the production process and see where the magic happens. We were lucky to meet one of the founders, who was giving out samples of the rums neat. The dry spiced rum is far less sweet than a traditional spiced rum, giving it a unique finish perfect for cocktails.
Head on over to one of the fastest growing parts of the city for some rum and distillation education!
1330 5th Street NE
Washington, DC 20002
Weds – Fri, 4pm to midnight
Sat & Sun, noon to midnight