Farmers & Distillers and Founding Spirits Featured in the Whisky Advocate

Farmers & Distillers, and our award-winning, in-house Founding Spirits distillery, was featured in a recent article in one of the craft spirit industry’s top publications, the Whisky Advocate.

Named in “The Best Distillery Dining,” the magazine featured Farmers & Distillers sustainably-sourced and scratch-made food and drink. They highlighted the steak choices on our menu, featuring our Twice-Cooked Beef Tenderloin paired with our Never Bitter Julep, made with our Founding Spirits American Whiskey and Founding Spirits Arroyo’s “Never Bitter” Amaro.

Whisky Advocate also told its readers not to miss our “boozy, spicy, with a hint of sweet” Suffering Candidate, which is included in their “Come for the Food, Stay for the Whisky” roundup. Made with our Founding Spirits American Whiskey, our Suffering Candidate blends our FF Rye Whisky and FF Gin, distilled with our partners at Copper Fox Distillery and finished right here at Farmers & Distillers Founding Spirits, with lemon, ginger, and cane syrup, served on pebbled ice with mint and candied ginger.

See if you agree with Whisky Advocate that Farmers & Distillers is one of the best in distilling dining. Get a taste of our Suffering Candidate, available at our bar, along with other handmade craft cocktails, like our F&D Mule made with our Founding Spirits Vodka or our Amaro Daiquiri featuring our Founding Spirits Arroyo’s “Never Bitter” Amaro. Stay for a meal. If possible, we recommend making reservations.

You can also take a tour of our distillery available on Saturdays by reservation or walk-in (pending availability). Each tour accommodates up to eight guests and includes: six spirit tastings, a cocktail, and tasty pairings with our famous F&D food items.

Founding Spirits can also be purchased in person at Farmers & Distillers, through multiple local retailers, and ordered online.

Founding Spirits Arroyo’s “Never Bitter” Amaro Wins Again

Founding Spirits brought home another major award last week. Our Founding Spirits Arroyo’s “Never Bitter” Amaro received a SILVER medal from the 2018 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

San Francisco’s highly competitive event, which launched such spirits as Tito’s Handmade Vodka, brought together distillers from all over the world. More than 2,200 spirits were judged, the largest number of entries in their 18-year history.

Our Amaro apparently stole the show, making for another sweet stop on Jon Arroyo’s journey to change the intimidating and bitter reputation of traditional Amaro. In fact, it is an essential ingredient in many of our favorite craft cocktails.

Farmers & Distillers is currently serving up delicious amaro cocktails, like our take on the famous Negroni Swizzle, and many enjoy our amaro straight up over ice. All of our sibling restaurants, Founding Farmers and Farmers Fishers Bakers, also serve amaro in their drink specialties.

We invite you to stop by any of our restaurants for a taste of this Silver, Gold, and Best of 2018 award winner. Or buy a bottle to enjoy at home. Founding Spirits can be purchased at Farmers & Distillers and at multiple local retailers. Our craft spirits can also be ordered online.

Farmers & Distillers is DC’s Best New American Restaurant

Farmers & Distillers wins Best New American Restaurant in Washington City Paper DC’s Best Readers Pick. Sibling to the ever-popular Founding Farmers DC, which was awarded DC’s Best Downtown Lunch and Best Bloody Mary, we are delighted Farmers & Distillers was chosen directly by the readers who live, work, and dine in the DC metro area as the DMV’s favorite New American Restaurant.

Inspired by our first president, our diverse menu has a wide range of classic American dishes from our Baby Macs, Shake & Fries to F&D Shrimp & Grits to Chicken-Fried Steak & Distillers Donut. We also have other choices inspired by nearby Chinatown and the history of our location in Mt Vernon Square that give our guests a whole lot more tasty options.

Farmers & Distillers houses a micro-batch distillery you can see from our bar, Founding Spirits, where we are always busy distilling our award-winning craft vodka, American whiskey, and many other fine spirits made of grains and botanicals sourced from American family farms. Our craft cocktail program features our small-batch spirits and includes a great gathering of American-inspired drinks, such as the Constitution Royale, How Jefferson Woulda Liked It, and our Mt Vernon Cocktail.

So, whether you are looking for a full meal or just a great drink, stop by Farmers & Distillers to see what your neighbors are calling DC’s Best New American Restaurant. If possible, we recommend making a reservation.