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Alkisti Karmokolias 
alkisti.karmokolias@ritzcarlton.com 
(202) 974-4973 

The Ritz-Carlton, Washington D.C.
1150 22nd Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20037
United States

Experience an exclusive collection of rare reserves accessible only if one knows the code.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 1st, 2017 –  Quadrant Bar & Lounge in The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C. unveils the Vault; a combination safe measuring six feet high and four feet wide, that holds the establishment’s most magnificent and rare reserves. When ordering from the reserve list at Quadrant Bar & Lounge, guests are taken to the Vault where Lead Mixologist Chris Mendenhall enters the code, turns the beautiful, brass five-spoke handle, dons white gloves and carefully removes the bottle for guests to marvel at before tasting what few in the world may have the opportunity to relish. Mr. Mendenhall believes that if guests are paying anywhere from $250 to $5,000 for two ounces of reserve, it should be an experience, not a simple pour.

Quadrant Bar & Lounge announces the latest addition to the reserve list – a hand-blown glass bottle of  Bowmore 1961 50 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky from Islay, Scotland. This bottle is part of an exquisite and extremely limited global collection of just 200 bottles that have been issued over the last four years, and is the last of its kind.  Hints of black truffles and tropical fruits reveal the full maturity of the warm, smoky spirit of Bowmore. All of the Bowmore 50-year-old bottlings have spent time maturing in the famed and hallowed Bowmore No. 1 Vaults, one of the world’s oldest Scotch maturation warehouses. Quadrant Bar & Lounge is one of only a hand full of places in the United States that holds this remarkable whisky.

The reserve list is a special piece of the unparalleled offerings at Quadrant Bar & Lounge. The cocktail program that was introduced when Quadrant Bar & Lounge first opened its doors uses culinary techniques to develop handcrafted, seasonal, artisanal cocktails. With the introduction of new Chef de Cuisine JongJip Yang, who has a diverse culinary background, Quadrant is elevating its culinarian cocktail approach by offering pairings to complement all dishes, enhancing the dining experience of each guest.  The new menus and each pairing are thoughtfully curated to focus on seasonality of the ingredients used in both the culinary offerings and cocktails.

For more information or reservations for The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C. that has completed the redesign of all 300 of its guest rooms and suites, please call the hotel directly at (202) 835-0500 or visit www.ritzcarlton.com/washingtondc.