Meet the Cocktail Whisperer, Warren Bobrow, at the distillery this coming Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 8. A mixologist and spirit expert, Warren will be signing copies of his new 160 page book, Apothecary Cocktails and talking about drink creations all afternoon. This beautiful book would make a perfect holiday gift for the cocktail lover in your life. Warren will even be serving a few of his favorite concoctions!
Bring lots of questions; Warren will be ready!
|What:||Warren Bobrow Book Signing and Cocktail Fun|
|Where:||120 W. Main St.
|When:||Saturday and Sunday, December 7-8, 2013
12-7pm and 12-5pm
(We may even get an appearance from Klaus the soused gnome!)
Praise for Apothecary Cocktails:
“Apothecary Cocktails is crafted like one of Warren’s libations, creative, beautiful, well balanced, and delicious! A staple for any home bar.”
—Gable Erenzo, distiller, brand ambassador, Tuthilltown Spirits (Gardiner, NY)
“There’s no doubt about the restorative power of a good cocktail after a bad day. Warren Bobrow builds on this motif, serving up a collection of creative drink recipes alongside historical anecdotes and lush, thirst-inducing photographs.”
—Kara Newman, author, Cocktails for a Crowd
“Warren gets to the heart of the fact that drinking was once as much about being restorative and curative as it was for pleasure. The happy coincidence of the two is wonderfully illustrated here.”
—Rocky Yeh, cocktail visionary, bartender, Vessel (Seattle, WA)
“In Apothecary Cocktails, Warren gives us all permission to live and drink well. Stock full of recipes dripping in delicious bitters and healthful herbs, take the plunge with this book and learn how Warren’s enticing cocktails will keep you healthier and happier.”
—Suzanne Long, mixologist, Mixanthrope.com
“ Warren Bobrow delivers to the reader what many cocktail books promise but fail to deliver—a clear, uncomplicated path to satisfying drinks based on a bit of the history behind the libation.”
—Edward Hamilton, creator of the Ministry of Rum blog and author of Rums of the Eastern Caribbean and The Complete Guide to Rum
Join Washington City Paper for a night of bacon, bourbon, beer and bluegrass. (Now that’s a mouthful. A delicious mouthful.)
Bacon dishes from local restaurants will be piled high for sampling by festival attendees at Longview Gallery. Paired with bourbon tastings, cold brews, and the sound of live bluegrass music, well, we’ll call it what it is – hog heaven. Be a part of what’s sure to be the District’s favorite new event. Oh, and did we mention the mechanical bull?
General Admission ticket purchase includes admission from 7-10PM, souvenir rocks glass, unlimited whiskey & food tastings. VIP Admission ticket purchase includes admission from 6-10PM, souvenir rocks glass, and a VIP cigar lounge featuring hand crafted cocktails and a meet & greet with Catoctin Creek Distillery founder, Scott Harris.
|What:||Bacon and Bourbon Festival 2013|
|Where:||1234 9th Street NW
|When:||Tuesday, December 10, 2013
6:00pm - 10:00pm
For tickets, please visit http://wcp.xorbia.com/bacon-and-bourbon-festival-2013.
Enjoy a private tour of the new space from owners, Scott and Becky Harris. Becky will guide you through the process of making whisky, and Scott will describe for you the wonderful history of our "new" building, which is nearly 100 years old.
Dinner will be a five course affair prepared by Chefs Wes Rosati and Maria Aros of The Wandering Chef. Chefs Rosati and Aros are formerly of Lansdowne Resort, and have combined talents to provide exquisite dining for our new venue!
Oh, and did I say cocktails? Yes, Katie Morrison will be on hand to expertly craft cocktails paired with your dinner! This will be a magical evening, and one not to miss!!
This menu is sourced from local producers and use seasonal ingredients, so every menu will be a little different.
Citrus Cured Atlantic Salmon, Pickled Cucumber Salad, Brown Bread
Baby Winter Greens, Spiced Walnuts, Cranberry Vinaigrette
Crispy Pork Belly and Poached Pear Salad
Paired with CCDC’s “Catoctinog”
Smoked Chicken and Bitter Green Risotto
Finished with Lemon, Fresh Herbs and Aged Parmesan Cheese
Paired with CCDC’s “Moonshine Chanukkah”
Braised Green Lentils with Local Lamb Sausage, Roasted Carrot Puree,
Honey and Chili Marinated Rack of Lamb
Mint and Lime Gremolatta
Paired with CCDC’s “The Wry Gingerman”
Dark Chocolate “Pots de Crème”,
Cranberry-Mint Compote and Freshly Whipped Cream
|What:||Catoctin Creek Cocktail Dinner|
|Where:||Catoctin Creek Distillery
120 West Main Street
Friday, December 13, 2013
$125/person. No need for tipping.
Tickets are required, and only 30 seats are available for this exclusive event. To reserve your spot, please click here:
Please note there is no refund for cancellations. Since we must make food and prepare for your spot, we incur expenses whether you show or not. If you are unable to attend, you may transfer your ticket to another person and let us know.
Nestled in the distillery, enjoy a one-of-a-kind event with great music in a fantastic venue.
|What:||BUNCEAROO Presents! Paul Pfau|
|Where:||Catoctin Creek Distillery
120 W. Main St.
|When:||Friday, January 17, 2013
7:00pm - 10:00pm
Must be 21 years old to attend. Advanced tickets may be purchased online here.
Paul Pfau (like "wow") is a soulful singer-songwriter and guitar player from the Baltimore-Washington Metro Area. With hands like Hendrix and a voice that croon's with Sinatra's charm, Paul brings an authentic sound to the modern era. His unique approach to music combines blues & New Orleans funk rhythms, with classic & contemporary sounding pop melodies. Since graduating from Shepherd University with an Economics degree in 2010, Paul has averaged over 150 gigs a year. By 2011 he was nominated Best New Artist by the Washington Area Music Association, opened for The Lumineers, and had the distinct pleasure of jamming with the Beach Boys. In 2012 he began recording his debut full length album "Happy To Be" on which he worked with award-winning mixing engineer Jeff Juliano, who was responsible for the debut records of John Mayer, Jason Mraz, and Dave Matthews Band. This year, Paul and his band will travel the east coast on the release of "Happy To Be" (now available on iTunes) and is opening for blues legends Sonny Landreth & Maceo Parker.
"...the magic of their music is in the way opposites attract. His harmonies add a soulful bottom and her's a softer edge."
-Adrienne Lawrence, Frederick News Post
"Pretty Gritty's Soulful Americana have been turning heads in the music world for more than two years, but it would seem their future is brighter than their already bright past."
-Ken Frager, The Pulse
Pretty Gritty is the serendipitous joining of the talents of Blaine Heinonen and Sarah Wolff, both born and raised in Montgomery County, MD. Although they originate from different rock bands, fate brought them together at local “open-mic” nights, where it became evident that they shared an interest in writing and performing songs that mix country, rock, blues, and soul. It’s said that she brings the “pretty” while he brings the “gritty,” combining for an engaging alt-country duo with seducing harmonies and addicting acoustics.
In three years, Pretty Gritty has cultivated a unique sound allowing them to open for such acts as Tim O'Brian, Tony Trischka, Chris Eldridge, Josh Gracin, Larry the Cable Guy, and Lake Street Dive at renowned places like Jammin Java, 8x10, Frederick Gone Country, the Virginia State Fair, and the Charm City Folk and Bluegrass Festival.
Pretty Gritty's debut album, featuring Keller Williams, won three IMC awards in 2012. Their outstanding live performance has earned them a reputation as a must-see musical act.
Now Blaine and Sarah have returned victorious from their first National Tour and are in the studio finishing up their new EP. This third recording project was made possible by their amazing fans and supporters via Kickstarter. Do yourself a favor, come experience Soulful Americana at its best.
Sponsored by BUNCEAROO Presents!
This special St. Valentine's Day evening starts with an exquisite five-course dinner paired expertly with cocktails from Catoctin Creek. Chefs Wes Rosati and Maria Aros of Wandering Chef will take you on a culinary tour of St. Valentine's Day, while Katie Morrison slings the cocktail shaker to pour the freshest local ingredients in your beverage.
After the leisurely dinner, we'll adjourn to the distillery to enjoy an intimate concert from Tony Lucca, the award winning finalist from NBC's "The Voice". Not only will you get the chance to hear Tony play, but he'll even join us for dinner before the show! What a chance to really get to know the artist!
Pamper your special someone with an event they'll talk about for years to come. We promise you will have an evening to remember forever.
Advance tickets are required. Must be 21 years to attend. No refunds.
Only 30 seats are available, so when it is sold out, it's SOLD OUT! Get your reservation now!
|What:||BUNCEAROO Presents! Tony Lucca|
|Where:||Catoctin Creek Distillery
120 W. Main St.
|When:||Friday, February 14, 2014
6:30pm - 11:00pm
Dinner, cocktails and concert, all inclusive
“It’s hard to imagine after twenty years in the entertainment business that this is just chapter two,” an excited Tony Lucca says of his first music post his game-changing run on the hit NBC series The Voice. For Lucca chapter one included seven albums in a more than 20-year run in show business that started on the Mickey Mouse Club.
Lucca firmly believes all of those experiences led him to teaming with coach Adam Levine on The Voice. “The further along in The Voice contest I got it felt like there was no denying my whole life’s work led me to that moment. I know that sounds extremely cliché, but for me specifically it really was kind of that, everything from the former relationship, having worked with Christina [Aguilera] on The Mickey Mouse Club to just the experience of having spent a lot of time in film and television and getting on a big stage and knowing what things like camera blocking and hitting your mark meant. Just little things that all add up to an easier time on the show like that,” he said. “That being said, it also felt like after the show, whatever was next, was supposed to happen.”
What was supposed to happen is a new beginning for Lucca, who is signed to Adam Levine’s 222 Records, and set to release his first EP, With the Whole World Watching, July 16, right before he hits the road as one of the support acts on Levine and his Maroon 5 band mates’ sold-out run across America on the Honda Civic tour.
By the time the tour kicks off July 29, Lucca will surely have had a hit with the EP’s radio-friendly lead single “Never Gonna Let You Go,” which starts with a soft acoustic vocal and then slowly builds into an up-tempo pop gem, laden with energetic hooks.
For Lucca, even having the chance to get his music heard on this scale is a significant moment, “This is quite a milestone in my career, just to even be a signed artist with a budget, kind of a first for me, and having a song go to radio with legitimate radio play, these are all firsts for me and that’s a pretty exciting place to be,” an excited Lucca says.
Understanding the focus that would be on him having signed to Levine’s label and having scored a hit with Hugo’s daring interpretation of Jay-Z’s “99 Problems,” which hit number three on the iTunes chart, Lucca knew it was time to make a stylistic change going forward musically.
“I knew that working with Adam was gonna shine a pretty sizable spotlight on what I was doing and that meant I wasn’t gonna go make another coffeehouse singer/songwriter record, that this was gonna probably have to be something with a little more commercial modern pop element that I hadn’t been so quick to embrace or felt any real need or value in pursuing,” he says. “So this marked a big change for me, like, ‘Okay, let’s make a big record, let’s make a pop record.’ As we got into it, taking all these writing trips and writing with different people the initial impetus or creative clean slate was really just a continuation of my trajectory on The Voice.”
To create the sound he was looking for he turned to a stellar group of musicians, led by producer Eric Rosse, whose credits include Tori Amos’ Little Earthquakes and Under The Pink, Sara Bareilles’ Little Voice and works for Gavin DeGraw, Chris Isaak and Lisa Marie Presley among others. “I worked with Eric Rosse, he’s phenomenal and we clicked super well. We knocked out basically six weeks together while I was in L.A. getting all the vocals and all the guitar tracks I was gonna lay, and we started with Matt Chamberlain on drums and Mark Browne on bass, so the bedrock was firm and solid. We didn’t bring a ton of guests on the record, I half thought we would’ve, but once we got into it, between Eric and I, we both had most of the bases covered. We brought in Alex Dezen from the Damnwells, he came in and co-wrote a couple of the songs and then helped us out with some background vocals.”
Ultimately when Lucca listens to the EP he hears music that encapsulates where he is right now in his life. “I think we wound up with a really great set of songs that are representative of where I’ve been and where I came from since I’ve been on The Voice.”
Sponsored by BUNCEAROO Presents!