This Valentine’s Day, CAPITOL STANDARD hosted QLIKD— a meeting of the minds and hearts– at Jack Rose Dining Saloon’s open-air, terrace level bar. The sold-out event was sponsored by Jim Beam, Sipsmith Gin, Knob Creek, Jack Rose Dining Saloon, and Seylou Bakery.

The event gathered Washington’s influencers and professional creatives (both single and taken) for a night of whiskey-tasting, cigar-smoking, un-boring Valentine’s Day play. A curated menu included nibbles of fried oysters, sausages, lamb meatballs, Seylou Bakery’s gourmet vegan brownies and more.

Guests were also treated to an exclusive tasting of Knob Creek 25th Anniversary Single Barrel  Bourbon. Missed out on all the fun? Here’s a photo recap:

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A couple poses for photos at QLIKD 2018 Sponored by Jim Beam & Knob Creek
Guests enjoy Jim Beam whiskey infused cocktails at QLIKD 2018.
Jack Rose Dining Saloon
A group of girlfriends at QLIKD 2018.

A special thank you to our event partners: Harvard Business School Club of DC (HBSDC), Washington Women In PR (WWPR), NBA Young Lawyers Division, National Society of Black Engineers, The League, and The Madison of DC.


Every year, CAPITOL STANDARD magazine hosts curated experiences for our audience of professional creatives, tastemakers, and influencers. For an invite to our next event, join us for a complimentary membership here.

Photography by Ryan Dixon