Second Row, featuring Virginia Distillery Co.

JP Fetherston and Gareth Moore, CEO for Virginia Distillery Company, went to high school together and played on the same rugby team in Maryland. JP created this drink as a nod to their shared past, mutual appreciation for rugby (Gareth played on the “Second Row” for their rugby team) and of course, whisky.

1 oz. VDC Virginia Highland Malt Whisky
1 oz. Capitoline Rosé Vermouth
0.25 oz. Falling Bark Hickory Syrup
1 dropper Bittercube Blackstrap Bitters
8 drops Black Mint Tincture 

Add all ingredients to a mixing glass; add ice and stir briefly. Strain into a rocks glass over a large ice cube. Garnish with a sprig of black mint floated on top of the ice cube.

JP Fetherston of the Columbia Room
124 Blagden Alley NW, Washington, DC 20001