Birthplace of American Spirits

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Virginia spirits are an expression of innovation inspired by time-honored tradition, and distillers across the Commonwealth are eager to share their stories with you. Through slowly savored sips, creative cocktails, distillery tours and more, discovery is endless. We invite you to explore Virginia’s distilleries, from the Blue Ridge to the Bay, to our bustling city streets and everywhere in between.

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Upcoming Events Across Virginia

July 18, 2024 4:00 pm

Barks Bourbon and Bronzed Glow Fundraiser

Organized by Three Crosses DistillingPowhatan, VA
July 18, 2024 4:00 pm

Bold Rock Spirits Cocktail Flight

Organized by Bold Rock DistilleryNellysford, VA
July 19, 2024 7:00 pm

Trivia Night hosted by Pour House Trivia

Organized by Flying Ace Distillery & Brewery Lovettsville, VA
July 20, 2024 12:00 pm

Christmas in July

Organized by Bold Rock DistilleryNellysford, VA
July 20, 2024 7:00 pm

Mississippi East Live at Axe Handle Distilling

Organized by Axe Handle DistillingPennington Gap, VA
July 21, 2024 1:30 pm

Tasting & Tour

Organized by Virago SpiritsRichmond, VA

The Birthplace of American Spirits

Distilled spirits have long defined Virginia’s story. In 1620, Virginia colonist George Thorpe distilled the first batch of corn whiskey. What started with one batch grew into a flourishing industry of nearly 3,600 distilleries by 1810. Over 400 years later and despite challenges brought by Prohibition, distillers today continue to honor the family legacies, recipes and traditions of Virginia-made spirits.

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