Founding Spirits Arroyo’s “Never Bitter” Amaro Wins Second Award

Founding Spirits brings home SILVER from the 2018 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Our Founding Spirits Arroyo’s “Never Bitter” Amaro is now a two-time award winner.

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 our Beverage Director 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 in its summer Tiki Amaro season, serving up an Amaro Daquiri, the Jungle Bird, Diving & Distilling, and the Amaro Zombie. Amaro is also featured in our Negroni Swizzle, and many like it 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 and Gold 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.