*Special* Moonshine + Bourbon Tasting FRESHFARM Rosslyn Farmers Market


  • Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.

LOCATION: Central Place Plaza - 1800 N. Lynn Street

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As we wind down the FRESHFARM Rosslyn Farmers Market for the season, you won't want to miss this special afternoon of market-based activities and events. You'll still be able to shop for fresh local produce, meats and baked goods from our hard-working and dedicated farmers and vendors. But this week, enjoy live music by Two Ton Twig, games and — most important — a FREE moonshine and bourbon tasting with Virginia-based Belle Isle Moonshine and Rosslyn's own Barley Mac.

What's the difference between moonshine and bourbon? A lot — and don't let the folks at Belle Isle catch you confusing their premium, all-natural moonshine with bourbon. They're not the same!

  • Moonshine is a type of clear whiskey made mostly from corn. It is not aged.
  • A whiskey actually must meet some very specific legal requirements in order to be considered bourbon. For instance, it must be distilled from at least 51 percent corn. It is aged, and it must be aged in new, charred oak barrels. It must be produced in the U.S.

According to Gregg Brooks, head of production at Belle Isle, all of their products are made from 100 percent, non-GMO organic corn that is grown on all their farms. All of their spirits are gluten-free.

At the farmers market, we will be tasting Belle Isle's Honey Habanero, Ruby Red Grapefruit, Cold Brew Coffee and Black Label moonshine. Brooks says the Honey Habanero is their best-seller. Belle Isle will also be serving  pineapple and apple cocktails crafted with moonshine for $5.

Barley Mac, one of Rosslyn's favorite neighborhood restaurants, is known for their extensive selection of bourbons. They will also be providing free tastings from their bar. Selections TBD, but we guarantee they'll be great AND you'll learn a lot about bourbon by tasting them. Check back as the event date gets closer. We'll post updates!

Please note that tasting is free but only available for people over 21 years old.

    Hillside Meadow Farm
    Black Rock Orchard
    DC Dills
    Loblolly Organic Farm
    Just Juice (Pop Up)
    Cipolla Rossa Pizzeria (Pop Up)

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