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Whisky Brothers: The Heart of Irish Whiskey at Petworth Citizen & Reading Room

March 14, 2019 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Join the Whisky Brothers at Petworth Citizen & Reading Room as they go deep into the pure heart of traditional, single pot still Irish distilling. They'll turn the Reading Room into their own Shebeen for the night!


"Neither a blend nor a single malt, the result was a spirit with the same cereal depth of its otherwise identical single malt sister but with a spicy bristle from the raw unmalted barley and a noticeably thicker and more lathery texture. Having originally become popular in Ireland as a means of dodging the malt tax of 1785, this peculiar and technically inefficient mashbill had subsequently become the hallmark of Irish distilling as a trade. Long after the tax was repealed, the recipe remained. The ratio of malted to unmalted barley varied from distillery to distillery and that textural diversity was an intimate part of the lifeblood of Irish whiskey itself." - Fionnán O’Connor

Petworth Citizen & Reading Room // 829 Upshur Street NW, WDC 20011