Royal Knights’ Industry Night

Event Date: 
Monday, September 18, 2017 - 9:00pm to Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 1:00am
RSVP Recommended
Food & Drink Specials
Included Items: 
eight bourbon cocktails at $8, food and drink specials
Royal in LeDroit Park Celebrates “National Bourbon Heritage Month” with $8 Bourbon Cocktails at ‘Royal Knights’ Industry Night on Monday, September 18
8 Bourbon Cocktails at $8 from Special Guest Bartender Benny Hurwitz of Jack Rose Dining Saloon and Dram & Grain,Plus Discounted Rare Willett Anniversary Release on 9/18
September was proclaimed National Bourbon Heritage Month in 2007, andRoyal in LeDroit Park is paying homage to “America’s Native Spirit” on Monday, September 18 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. with the latest installment of its monthly “Royal Knights” spirits exploration series. Guest bartender Benny Hurwitz of whiskey mecca Jack Rose Dining Saloon and its underground cocktail den Dram & Grain, will collaborate with Royal’s bar team on eight creative bourbon-centric cocktails, shining the spotlight on the corn-based brown spirit. Guests will also have the opportunity to taste a rare, limited-edition bourbon from Willett Distillery in Bardstown, KY, at a deep discount.
Hurwitz is head bartender at Jack Rose Dining Saloon, home to the largest whiskey collection in the Western Hemisphere, with more than 2,700 different whiskeys ranging from bourbon and rye, to scotch and international expressions sourced from around the globe. He has collaborated with Royal on eight bourbon cocktails at $8. Cocktails will be announced later in the week on the event’s Facebook page.
Fans of rare bourbon enjoy deep discounts on the special 80th Anniversary release from the cult-favorite Willett Distilleryin Bardstown, KY: a 4-year-old bourbon bottled at 100 proof, commemorating 80 years since the distillery put their first barrels in the rickhouse for aging. Only 5,200 bottles were made and available in a limited number of markets, making this special release hard to find.
For those who need a palate cleaner between cocktails, Royal will also offer $3 canned brews from beer sponsor Atlas Brew Works. And the kitchen will be open until 1am for hungry diners, with Chef Cable Smith serving handmade roasted chicken and vegetarian tamales for $10.
This is part of Royal’s “Royal Knights” event series, where on the second Monday of each month, they focus on a new batch of craft spirits, lesser-known liqueurs, and the creative people who make them, hosting guest-bartenders from around the country and introducing guests to creative new brands in the booze industry.
Royal’s monthly “Royal Knights” industry nights are free and open to the public, running from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. on the second Monday of every month. Details for subsequent “Royal Knights” nights will be announced closer to each event. For more information, please call 202-332-7777.  
WHO:         Royal
Guest Bartender Benny Hurwitz of Jack Rose Dining Saloon and Dram & Grain
Royal is a classic corner neighborhood spot located in Washington, DC’s historic LeDroit Park neighborhood at 501 Florida Avenue, NW. A coffee shop and lunch spot by day, and an intimate bar and casual eatery by night, Royal is a unique all-day destination for morning coffee and breakfast, leisurely lunch, after-work cocktails and simple yet creative, grill-centric fare. Opened in June 2015, Royal bridges the hip Bloomingdale and Shaw neighborhoods and is LeDroit Park’s newest neighborhood joint.
The second project from restaurateur Paul Carlson, along with his family, the quaint split-level, 45-seat gathering place offers a welcoming open bar area, second-floor loft-style dining area and outdoor patio seating. Royal is open seven days a week, Sunday-Monday 8am-12am, Tuesday-Thursday 8am-1am, and Friday-Saturday 8am-2am. For more information, please call 202-332-7777.