On Tuesday night, Crown Royal XO invited the “movers and shakers” of Baltimore to tour The Quintessential Gentleman Barbershop and Spa (31 South Calvert St).  I was there on assignment covering the event for The Fab Empire.com


Upon entering The Quintessential Gentleman I was immediately greeted by two hostesses with a tray of Crown Royal XO shots.  Crown Royal XO is a smooth whiskey and goes down easy without mixers or chasers, this is mainly due to the subtle sweet hints of vanilla.  I was also given a cocktail recipe card with four Gold Crown Cocktail recipes.


On the barbershop’s second level,  Crown Royal XO was also served straight or mixed to create a signature Gold Crown Cocktail.  I sampled the “The Noble Highball”  – 1.5 oz Crown Royal XO, 4 dashes bitters, topped with ginger beer.


Along with enjoying complimentary cocktails, guests mingled and munched on appetizers such as spanakopita, bourbon chicken, spring rolls, lamb chops, Cajun shrimp, and a fruit and cheese spread.


For more on The XO Lounge and the re-branding of The Quintessential Gentleman Barbershop click here.