One Eight Distilling rebrands itself as District Made Spirits. Handcrafted in Washington, DC, by the distillery District Made Spirits, formerly known as One Eight Distilling, since 2015. With an updated look and new website, the portfolio includes the Core Spirits Series and the experimental small-batch District Made Untitled Series.

District Made Spirits embodies the essence of Washington, DC, with five adventurous rye-forward spirits true to the hardworking values and terroir of the Mid-Atlantic.

Alex Laufer, District Made Spirits’ co-founder and chief executive officer, hopes that the rebrand clears up market confusion between One Eight Distilling, District Made Spirits, and Untitled, the distillery’s line of experimental expressions.

“By streamlining the brand, we’re focusing our attention on our core range of spirits that are made from grains grown in Maryland and Virginia and milled, mashed, fermented, distilled, aged and bottled here in Washington, DC,” Laufer says. “No matter what spirit you choose, each pour from District Made Spirits represents our signature flavor, unparalleled taste and determination known as the Heart of Rye.”

The new label adorns the familiar octagonal bottle, a nod to the eight wards of DC. The portfolio includes:


(95 Proof; 58% Hickory King Corn, 16% Abruzzi Rye, 8% Hard Red Winter Wheat, 12% Malted Rye, 6% Malted Barley)
District Made Straight Bourbon Whiskey, aged at least four years, showcases Hickory King Corn, grown in the hollows of Virginia since the 1880s. To create our signature style, we distill this heirloom grain in two different mashbills, one wheated and one high-rye, age them individually, then marry a few barrels together. The result is a drier, richly textured four-grain spirit proudly poured.

The first consumer law created was the Bottled in Bond Act of 1897 to guarantee the authenticity of a whiskey with a series of requirements that included only whiskey made from one distillery in one distillation season, aged at least four years in bonded warehouses, and bottled at 100 proof. District Made Bottled in Bond Bourbon honors this designation and the region.