Desserts & Drinks
Perfect pies, creative cakes, and the single malts to buy now.
The Little Pie Company started in 1985 as a side business for Broadway actor Arnold Wilkerson (Hair, Jimmy Shine, and Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope). The world-class pies are available at the bakery (or for delivery) in NYC and now Goldbelly ships nationwide. From $65; goldbelly.com
At the Flour Shop by Amirah Kassem, New York baker Kassem creates her exploding Technicolor cakes for the Kardashians and Ariana Grande and, now, for you. From $150, plus shipping; flourshop.com
Priced approachably, 15-year-olds are the single malts to buy right now. Bourbon cask–aged Dalwhinnie 15 ($73; malts.com); Glenlivet 15 aged in French Limousin oak ($58; theglenlivet .com); sherry-aged Highland Park 15 ($95, highlandparkwhisky.com). But if price doesn’t matter, buy the 18-year-old Suntory Yamazaki Mizunara 2017 ($5,999; suntory.com), partially aged in Japan’s rare mizunara oak.
Thrasher’s Rum ($26) was just launched by one of the Beltway’s most celebrated barmen, Todd Thrasher. Taste before you buy at Tiki TNT, his South Pacific–inspired tiki bar on District Wharf, a trendy, waterfront dining and shopping destination. thrashersrum.com