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Founder Don Morton and Shrub District in Nylon Magazine

Don’t sleep on shrub cocktails! You have found yourself this far, so you must know all about shrubs. You know they provide that perfect balance of fruitiness and acidity. You know shrubs elevate your cocktail game. So tell your friends, family and coworkers. Don’t let them miss out on all the fun you’re having! Irina Grechko […]

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Shrub District on Morning Blaze

Shrub District Founder on the Morning Blaze with Doc Thompson

Shrub District founder Don Morton appeared as a guest on the Morning Blaze with Doc Thompson. The feature, called Building America, focuses on American entrepreneurs working to build their businesses. Excerpt from the Morning Blaze interview: Don Morton: What’s cool about the beverage world is… we drink together. We have this great tradition in America […]

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Food Startups Podcast

Founder Don Morton talks to Food Startups Podcast about the Shrub District Journey

Food Startups Podcast: Episode 166 – How passion + strategic execution made this cocktail vinegars brand a hit – Don Morton of Shrub District Hema Reddy, Food Startups Podcast Shrub District Founder Don Morton talks with Hema Reddy of the Food Startups Podcast about his journey to launch Shrub District. Listen to the full episode […]

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NorthernVirginia Magazine – Edible Outtakes: Noteworthy bites, sips and sundry

Shrub District featured in NorthernVirginia Magazine’s Edible Outtakes: “Taking on building an at-home bar? Let Washington, D.C.-based Shrub District help you along with their offerings of all natural, hand-crafted cocktail vinegars in flavors like strawberry dill, grapefruit, ginger and more than a handful of other options. Find them at Catoctin Creek Distillery (Purcellville), The Cookery (Arlington), Gift & Gather (Occoquan), The Organic Butcher of […]

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Inside Hook - 30 bottles under $30

INSIDE HOOK: 30 Best Bottles of Booze Under $30

Kirk Miller of Inside Hook asks industry professionals for their 30 under 30 (30 best bottles of booze for under $30). Shrub District founder Don Morton recommends: Rhum Barbancourt 5 Star 8 Year | $23 “Distilled and aged in Haiti, this is a versatile spirit, serving equally well in a daiquiri or an Old Fashioned. Clean […]

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Shrub District in Baltimore Magazine

Our strawberry dill shrub is part of R.Bar‘s drinks featured in Baltimore Magazine’s Cocktails to Cool Off this Summer; the “Sack Lunch” and “Sandlot Frose”. Check out Lauren Cohen’s list. Photo credit: Baltimore Magazine

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We’re Hiring! Join Shrub District as a Production/Market Assistant

SHRUB DISTRICT PRODUCTION/MARKET ASSISTANT Do you enjoy making things? Do you like cocktails? Do you like spending time at farmers’ markets? Do you want to join a fun group of hard-working shrub makers? The Shrub District team is growing and we’re looking for an engaging, enthusiastic, hard-working full-time production and market assistant to join our […]

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Shrub Is the Perfect Gift For Father’s Day says OK! Magazine

Shrub District and our shrubs are on OK! Magazine’s list of perfect gifts for Dad on Father’s Day.

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Shrub District Featured in BUST Magazine’s Craftacular Recap

Shrub District is a feature in some eloquently composed photos from this month’s BUST Magazine’s Craftacular in New York City.

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Shrub District Mentioned in Nightclub & Bar

Check out a few recipes with our shrub that made it into Kelly Magyarics’ bar cart in her latest piece in Nightclub & Bar.  

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PRESS RELEASE: Shrub District Launches Mint Julep and Sazerac Flavors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 22, 2018   Shrub District Launches Mint Julep and Sazerac Flavors   WASHINGTON, D.C. — Shrub District, bottled cocktail vinegars and classic cocktail syrups made from locally sourced fresh fruit, herbs, and spices, announced today the launch of two new additions to their line of Don’s Classics; Don’s Sazerac and Don’s Mint […]

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Punch Bowl

Impromptu Guests, by the Batch

My phone is buzzing in my pocket. I’m in the middle of a meeting but I can’t resist, so I take a quick peek. It’s rude, I know, but six texts from my wife! Not sure what it is but it’s probably more urgent than “how’s your day?” but not quite “danger Will Robinson.” A […]

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Shrub District in Food & Wine

We were mentioned in Food & Wine’s recent review of why the D.C. Waterfront “feels more like Cape Cod than Capital City.”    

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Don Morton, Shrub District founder, Interviewed on WeLikeDrinking Podcast

Check out WeLikeDrinking’s recent podcast with Don where they discuss his history starting in public policy, then leading into the launch of Shrub District. The interview also highlighted some of Shrub District’s newest cocktail mixers: Old Fashioned, Mint Julip and Sazerac! WeLikeDrinking is a podcast dedicated to a responsible, well-informed, intelligent drinking community through education, […]

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In A DC Minute blog features Shrub District

Check out the fun Scott over at the In A DC Minute blog had playing with our Pineapple Allspice, Strawberry Dill, and Blueberry Basil shrubs!

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Shrub District Partner Bar Topside Featured in Vogue

Topside is a rooftop bar in downtown Baltimore’s historic Mt. Vernon neighborhood, and Shrub District is proud to have partnered with them to include our custom, shelf stable, perfectly balanced, real fruit cocktail vinegars to add the profile of citrus to their mini cocktails. And just this month they were featured in a VOGUE article where […]

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Jiggers

Measuring Up

What do all the best bars and bartenders have in common? They insist on measuring all of their ingredients. Behind the bar we rely on a few different measuring tools, and your first step to great drinks is measuring your ingredients just like the professionals. This is single-handedly the easiest and cheapest thing you can […]

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Shrub District Lime Shrub Mentioned by Bitches Who Brunch

Our Lime Shrub was just utilized by Cori Sue from Bitches Who Brunch in The Rise & Imbibe cocktail she created with the mixologists over at District Distilling as part of a curated brunch cocktail menu. Check out the blog post to get the full ingredient list!

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Shrub District featured on Washington D.C. Morning Show Let’s Talk Live

Catch our founder Don Morton on Let’s Talk Live demonstrating the art of mixing a balanced, fruit-forward shrub cocktail and dropping some cocktail knowledge on the D.C. area!    

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Shrub District Receives Good Food Award 2018

Press Release: SHRUB DISTRICT RECEIVES GOOD FOOD AWARD 2018 The fruit-first cocktail vinegar brand known for perfect balance receives industry recognition for their “Just Grapefruit” Shrub. 

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Shrub District in Baltimore Style Gift Guide

Shrub District was thrilled to have our shrub featured in yet another Holiday Gift Guide, this time in the pages of Baltimore STYLE’s December issue!

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Shrub District in Washington CityPaper – Buy D.C. 2017

As a company that is Made In DC, and values partnering with local businesses, we were thrilled to have our Blueberry Basil Shrub included amongst products from other DC based companies in Washington CityPaper’s Buy D.C. 2017 gift guide.

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Cocktail Gift Ideas – Winter 2017: Capital Cocktails

We’re always thrilled to be mentioned by our friends, and even more excited when they’re local. Check out Capital Cocktail‘s Gift Guide for 2017, where he mentions our Shrubs!

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Shrub District Featured in EdibleDC Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Back in December our friends over at Salt & Sundry put together themed gift ideas for EdibleDC’s Holiday Gift Guide 2017, and we were thrilled that our Ginger Shrub was included with The Home Mixologist themed gifts!

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Shrub District Just Grapefruit: 2018 Good Food Awards Elixir Finalist!

Shrub District Just Grapefruit Named 2018 Good Foods Finalist We at Shrub District are proud to announce that our Shrub District Just Grapefruit has been named one of the finalists for 2018! Just Grapefruit was chosen out of 2,057 entries, and Shrub District is now considered to be among the best producers in the United […]

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Cocktails Make the Holidays Easier…

So pick up the perfect mixer from Shrub District at a Holiday Market! This year, we’ll be out around D.C. and Baltimore selling shrubs. Our eight ounce bottles are the perfect stocking stuffers! Find us at one of the following: November 17th-19th Junior League of Washington Holiday Shops Docks at Union Market, DC, 1309 5th […]

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Meet The Maker – The Savory Pantry

Read Erin Wood from Savory Pantry’s conversation with our own Don Morton, the man behind Shrub District. He talks about his motivations and inspirations for Shrub District and the products we create.

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D.C.’s Top Cocktails to Drink Now – EATER

This cocktail is limited time only- so get down to the ‘Game of Thrones’ Pop-up Bar to try it before you miss out.

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“‘Game of Thrones’ pop-up bar opens in Washington D.C.” – Fox Business

The ‘Game of Thrones’ pop-up bar was all over the news in the past month, and in turn, so were we! The “What is dead may never die” cocktail used our Celery Shrub!

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Seasonal Summer Cocktails – from the Farmer

We spoke with our friends at ‘from the Farmer’ and offered a few cocktail recipes for those hot summer days.

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Sonja Blanco: What Were You Doing This Past Saturday Night?

Sonja Blanco reviews Shrub District on her blog. “Shrub District prides itself on their brilliant flavors and the use of fresh whole fruit, herbs, and spices and I can attest that I could taste this pride in every sip.”

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Review: Shrub District Cocktail Vinegars – Sonja Blanco

Sonja Blanco tried both our Grapefruit and Cranberry Juniper Shrubs- and had good things to say. Read about her experience.

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URBN Market Cathedral Commons

Join Shrub District at the URBN Market Spring Festival! We’ll be sharing tastes from 12:00 to 4:00pm on Saturday, May 20. For more details, visit http://www.urbnmarket.com/.

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Shaking It Up – EdibleDC

Read Arielle Weg’s profile of Shrub District in the Spring 2017 Issue of Edible DC Magazine.

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Himitsu is a modern Japanese jewel worth lining up for – Washington Post

While we weren’t directly mentioned, Washington Post did talk about Himitsu’s ‘ace Pineapple Shrub’… and we’ll take it!

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Petworth Community Market (05/06-11/18)

When: Every other Saturday from 9am-1pm starting on May 6 and ending November 18, 2017 Where: Petworth Community Market is located at 9th and Upshur Streets NW   We will be sharing tastes and the opportunity to buy our local handmade cocktail vinegars. Come stop by and see us, and visit tons of other local […]

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USDA Farmers Market (05/05-10/27)

When: Fridays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (May 5 to October 27) Where: Inside the parking lot outside USDA Headquarters on the corner of Independence Avenue and 12th St SW While we are set up at the USDA Farmers Market we will be serving ice cold shrub sodas and selling our seasonal cocktail vinegars using […]

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Rotating Farmers Markets (4/22 – 8/19)

Where: Arlington Courthouse (8am-noon,) Monroe Street, Columbia Heights, and Glover Park Burlieth are all 9am-1pm When: Saturdays starting 4/22 and going through 8/19 We will be sharing tastes and the opportunity to buy our local handmade cocktail vinegars. Come stop by and see us, and visit tons of other local farmers and producers! Our exact […]

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Tasting at Yes! Organic Market (04/30/2017)

When: Sunday, April 30th, 1:00 – 4:00 pm Where: Yes! Organic Market (Capitol Hill location), 410 8th St SE, Washington, DC 20003 We will be pouring tastes at Yes! Organic Market in Capitol Hill on Sunday, April 30th. Come by for free samples of our Grapefruit and Pineapple Allspice cocktail vinegars. See you Sunday!

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Cocktail Hour at the D.C. Good Food Mercantile – Heritage Radio Network

Our front-man Don sat down with our friends at the Heritage Radio Network and gave a little background on how Shrub District came to be. (He comes on at 15:40)

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Catch Shrub District’s Don Morton on Heritage Radio Network’s Cocktail Hour Segment

Our own Don Morton talks about the past and present of cocktails, and how Shrub District is bringing the classics to the modern bar. Listen in on the interview starting at the 16:00 mark of the segment.

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Phillips after 5 (05/04/2017)

When: Thursday, May 4, 2017 from 5-8:30 pm. Where: The Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St NW, Washington, DC 20009 Do you love art? Do you love cocktails? If you answered yes to at least one of those this event may be for you! We will be mixing some shrub cocktails for your german themed scavenger hunt. […]

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Funk Parade (05/06/2017)

What: Funk Parade is a one-of-a-kind day fair, parade and music festival in Washington DC’s U Street neighborhood. Where: Exact location of our tent is still TBA (somewhere around U St!) When: Saturday, May 6th, 2017. What could be better than coming out to this years Funk Parade and tasting/buying shrub?! Yeah, we’re not sure either. We will […]

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Good Food Mercantile DC (04/02/2017)

When: Sunday, April 2nd, 2017 Where: Union Market, 1309 5th St NE, Washington, DC 20002 We are excited to present our shrubs to a variety of different buyers and retailers this year at the Good Food Mercantile here in DC! We were accepted as a member of the Good Food Awards earlier this year. This […]

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Tasting @ Glen’s Garden Market in Shaw (03/31/2017)

When: Friday, March 31st, 6:30 – 8:00 pm Where: Glen’s Garden Market (Shaw location), 1924 8th St NW, Washington, DC 20001 We will be pouring tastes at Glen’s Garden Market in Shaw on Friday, March 31st. Come by for free samples of our Lime, Grapefruit, Strawberry Dill, Pineapple Allspice and Apple Nutmeg cocktail vinegars. See you Friday!

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Shrub District Tasting at Little Red Fox

Tasting @ Little Red Fox

When: Saturday, March 11, 12:00 – 2:00 pm Where: Little Red Fox, 5035 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008 Come for brunch, stay for shrub! We’re pouring tastes at Little Red Fox on Saturday, March 11. Come by for free samples of our Pineapple Allspice, Cranberry Juniper, and Apple Nutmeg cocktail vinegars. See you Saturday!

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Reflecting on Year 1… Diving Headlong into Year 2.

Dear Friends, Last February, the first Shrub District flavor hit the shelves. As I look back, I’m thrilled at what we’ve built and more excited than ever for the future. Every month we add new retailers and bar partners, bringing our 100% real cocktail vinegars to more consumers in DC, New Orleans, New York, and spots […]

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Meet the Makers: A Union Kitchen Open House

Shrub District will be in attendance at Meet the Makers: A Union Kitchen Open House with samples and all of our shrubs for sale! Come check us out and meet some other awesome local companies. When: Saturday, March 4th, 2017 Time: 5:00pm-7:00pm Where: Union Kitchen: Ivy City, 1369 New York Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002

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SXSW WeDC Kickoff Party

Shrub District is excited to be included in the SXSW WeDC kickoff party this year! We will be featuring our shrubs in tastings with influencers at both SXSW and in D.C. This is our chance to showcase our product in front of a wide verity of leaders throughout the city and beyond. We are blessed for the […]

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Little Salon 25

Get an exclusive taste of our winter seasonal, Cranberry Juniper, at this month’s Little Salon. When: Thursday, December 8, 2016 Where: Dupont Circle, Washington, DC Every salon is a one-of-a-kind experience curated to give DCers a non-pretentious dose of the amazing creative talent that surrounds them. Join us for an evening full of photography, poetry, […]

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Buy Shrub for the Holidays

58th Annual Holiday Shops

Shrub District is proud to join the 58th annual Holiday Shops hosted by the Junior League of Washington (JLW). When: November 18-20, 2016 Where: Dock5 at Union Market, 1309 5th Street NE, Washington, DC 20002 Check off your list with delicious Shrub District flavors like Apple Nutmeg, Strawberry Dill, and Just Grapefruit. Funds raised support great […]

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NOLA Boards Happy Hour

When: Thurs, July 21, 5:00 – 7:00 pm Where: NOLA Boards, 4304 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70115 Shrub District heads to the Big Easy for Tales of the Cocktail! While we’re there, we’re having a little happy hour with our friends at NOLA Boards. They make the coolest, highest quality cutting boards you can find, right […]

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Tales of the Cocktail – Meet the Maker

When: Wednesday, July 20, 2:00 – 3:30 pm Where: Royal Ballrooms A & B, Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal Street New Orleans, LA 70130 Join Don Morton, owner of Shrub District as he demonstrates his new cocktail vinegars and provides samples of the different flavors. Come try out these new products and stay for a chance to win a few prizes! […]

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Strawberry Dill Drinking Vinegar

Hudson & Crane Tasting

When: Thursday, June 16, 6:00 – 8:00 pm Where: Hudson & Crane, 1781 Florida Avenue NW, Washington DC, 20009 Our friends at Hudson & Crane are hosting a cocktail party and you’re invited! Join us at their beautiful home goods shop on Thursday, June 16, from 6:00 to 8:00pm. Don will be serving cocktails and punches […]

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Petworth Community Market

When: Saturdays, 9am – 1pm Where: 9th and Upshur Streets NW We’re joining our neighbors this season at the Petworth Community Market. Stop by to taste our flavors, buy a refreshing shrubble or “kambucha,” or just to say “hi.” Currently available flavors include Strawberry Dill, Just Grapefruit, Pineapple Allspice, and Lime.

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Tasting @ Modern Liquors in Shaw

When: Saturday, April 30, 3pm – 6pm Where: 1200 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001 We’re breaking out the bourbon this weekend at Modern Liquors! Join us at the Shaw liquor store for a tasting from 3-6pm on Saturday, April 30. Modern Liquors has a great selection of spirits and we’re excited to add Shrub District […]

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Made in DC Meet & Greet When: Saturday, April 23, 11:30am – 2:00pm Where: Anacostia Arts Center, 1231 Good Hope Road SE, Washington, DC 20020 Shrub District joins other DC makers for an open house THIS Saturday, 4/23, at Anacostia Arts Center. Meet #MadeinDC makers and shop, snack, + sip local at 1231 Good Hope […]

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Tasting @ Glen’s Garden Market – Dupont

When: Saturday, April 16, 11am – 2pm Where: Glen’s Garden Market – Dupont, 2001 S Street NW, Washington, DC 20009 Stop by Glen’s Garden Market in Dupont between 11:00am and 2:00pm for a taste of Shrub District Cocktail Vinegars. We’ll be serving up Strawberry Dill and Just Grapefruit Shrubbles. Like what you taste? Buy a […]

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Tasting @ Glen’s Garden Market – Shaw

When: Sunday, April 10, 11am – 2pm Where: Glen’s Garden Market – Shaw, 1924 8th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001 Stop by Glen’s Garden Market in Shaw between 11:00am and 2:00pm for a taste of Shrub District Cocktail Vinegars. We’ll be serving up Strawberry Dill and Just Grapefruit Shrubbles. Like what you taste? Buy a […]

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Ramen World 2

February 28, 2016 WASHINGTON, DC – Shrub District served Tequila Shrub Fizz and Seven Seas Punch to 500 hungry foodies at Ramen World 2, an event to benefit Merriam’s Kitchen. Anchored by noodle luminaries Daikaya, Toki Underground, and Chaplin’s, guests also got tasty dishes from Thip Kao, Purple Patch, and Yona. It was also a beautiful day to step outside to […]

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