Category: Journal

A. Smith Bowman Distillery: Meet Virginia Makers

As a small and privately-owned company, A. Smith Bowman Distillery is proud to share the history behind its strong Virginian roots, offer complimentary tours and tastings on a regular basis, and put its operation on the map as home of the “World’s Best Bourbon” two years in a row. Through these things and more, A. Smith Bowman shows its Virginia spirit.

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May 19: The Virginia Craft Spirits Roadshow: Endless Explorations

Calling all lovers of local spirits! Come join us for the next The Virginia Craft Spirits Roadshow: Endless Explorations at The Vanguard Brewpub & Distillery in Hampton, Virginia, on May 19th from 1-5pm. Tickets will include all samples of artisan spirits, craft cocktails, and local beers – inside the beautiful backdrop of the newly opened Vanguard Brewpub & Distillery.

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Copper Fox Distillery: Meet Virginia Makers

The story of Copper Fox Distillery begins with how much I love the smell of burning wood! As a kid, I was in charge of collecting firewood and building the campfires on family camping trips. Later, when building fires for warmth and cooking, I became more aware of the aromatic properties of different woods and the different flavors of wood smoke when used for grilling…

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February 10, 2018: The Virginia Craft Spirits Roadshow: Virginia Spirits are for Lovin’

Meet over 20 Virginia distillers as you eat, relax, and indulge in unique Virginia-made distilled spirits at the 2nd Annual Virginia Spirits Showcase. This year’s Showcase will be even more exciting than last year’s event, which was the first of its kind. Throughout the day, you will have the opportunity to learn from the experts through Master Distiller Seminars, as well as attend the 2nd annual Battle of the Bartenders competition, where you will witness bartenders leverage their creative-cocktail skills to gain affection from the judges on hand. All of this will take place at the Roanoke City Market Building, located in the heart of downtown and just a short walk away from nightlife, fine dining, and much more on Saturday September 16th!

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October 6, 2018: The Virginia Craft Spirits Roadshow: Birthplace of American Spirits

Meet over 20 Virginia distillers as you eat, relax, and indulge in unique Virginia-made distilled spirits at the 2nd Annual Virginia Spirits Showcase. This year’s Showcase will be even more exciting than last year’s event, which was the first of its kind. Throughout the day, you will have the opportunity to learn from the experts through Master Distiller Seminars, as well as attend the 2nd annual Battle of the Bartenders competition, where you will witness bartenders leverage their creative-cocktail skills to gain affection from the judges on hand. All of this will take place at the Roanoke City Market Building, located in the heart of downtown and just a short walk away from nightlife, fine dining, and much more on Saturday September 16th!

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