From a press release:
“On December 10, 2018, Todd Thrasher, the lauded wine and spirits devotee and multi-year James Beard Award finalist, has just opened the doors to his own highly anticipated Potomac Distilling Company on DC’s buzzing District Wharf. Nearly two years in the making, the project is Thrasher’s first venture into spirits production and an exciting transition from a storied career as one of the Beltway’s most celebrated barman. Potomac Distilling Compan houses a three-story Polynesian-style Tiki bar, Tiki TNT, which draws inspiration from countless rum-sodden scuba diving adventures throughout the South Pacific and West Indies during Thrasher’s time as a dive master. The complex houses the urban rum distillery, which will produce four varieties of Thrasher’s Rum – White, Gold, Spiced, and Green Spiced, a one-of-a-kind botanical blend made to impart flavors of gin with herbs grown on the distillery’s rooftop garden.
District Wharf is DC’s splashiest and most exciting new strip of development along the edge of the Potomac River. Already with three of the city’s most talent-luring music venues and numerous dining options, Tiki TNT is now the go-to site for a buzzy, laid-back, and fast-casual bite, day-drinking hangout, pre-concert pit stop, or post-meal nightcap. The three-story restaurant space will transport diners to remote islands – guests enter beneath floating Tiki huts and past a bamboo host stand, into an airy space decorated with banana leaf wall coverings, colorful floor-to-ceiling skull and totem pole murals, and a rooftop fire pit. Brimming with genuine elements of exotic touches in stark contrast to the theatrical take of Tiki bars begun in the 1950s.