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DC Distillery Republic Restoratives’ Simply Great Spirit(s)

Republic Restoratives, a women-owned small batch DC distillery and craft cocktail bar, stands for many things – community, authenticity, and friendship. Owners and childhood best friends Pia Carusone and Rachel Gardner opened their storefront in May 2016 and make a point to weave simplicity throughout their business. This translates into a simple distillation process, unpretentious bottle designs, easy cocktail recipes, and transparent marketing.

Inside DC’s One Eight Distilling

One Eight Distilling’s co-founders and former college roommates Sandy Wood, also CEO, and Alex Laufer, head distiller, wake up every day with a shared passion to be the DC distillery that produces the finest spirits from grain to glass in the district. The two’s journeys to making booze vary greatly — law and catering — but now they’re being recognized at national competitions. One Eight Distilling recently won gold this April at the 17th annual San Francisco World Spirits Competition.