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This Distillery’s Coffee-Flavored Rum Is Back for a Victory Lap

Plus, so much more booze news.

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Cotton & Reed Distillery is hosting a release party on Sunday for its latest limited release rum, dubbed Despaccino. This coffee-flavored rum was so popular when it was first released in 2017 that it’s being rolled out again. Despaccino includes coffee flavors from Counter Culture and a cold brew concentrate from DC’s own Junius Coffee, along with a botanical blend including dry-fermented orange, rhubarb, fenugreek, woodruff, cacao, and gentian. Try it at the launch party at the distillery at 1330 5th St NE, which runs from noon to midnight. The first 50 people to buy a bottle will receive a free gift.

In Frederick, MISCellaneous Distillery is also releasing a new product on Sunday. The distillery will roll out Brill’s Batch Bourbon Whisky, which is named for owner Margaret “Meg” Brill McNeill’s family. Batch #1 has been aged for 6 months in a 5 gallon barrel and has notes of toasted pecan and caramelized sugar.

Aslin Beer Co. is headed to Alexandria, reports Northern Virginia Magazine. The new spot — at 847 S. Pickett St. — will hold not only the brand’s headquarters but also a brew house, production facility, tasting room, barrel program and private event space. [NorVa Mag]

Northern Virginia also has news about Altered Suds Beer Co., a 10-tap brewery coming to Warrenton next year. Sounds like Altered Suds will stay true to its name, with beers that skew experimental — think: an imperial stout made with black tea and coco bits. [NorVa Mag]


For some blessed reason, Nestle Toll House will be at Yards Park today from 11am until 7pm, feteing the launch of a product called “Simply Delicious Snack Bar Dough.” The pop-up will offer samples and prizes, plus coupons. [Twitter]

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