VA Spirits Articles

  • Put down the necktie. Walk away from the cologne counter. Don’t even think about looking at another wallet. The answer to your Father’s Day gift solution couldn’t be more obvious if it walked up to you and handed you a calling card. BOOZE. Hooch. Liquor. The Nectar of the Gods....

  • Compared to taxes on alcoholic beverages such as wine and beer, distilled spirits are taxed at much higher rates across the states, ostensibly to adjust for higher alcohol content. Today’s map shows how spirit excise taxes in your state compare. Washington has the highest spirit excise tax rate at $33.54 per gallon, followed by Oregon ($22.74), Virginia ($19.86), Alabama ($18.25), and Alaska ($12.80)....

  • A veteran-owned distillery is giving fellow vets discounts for Memorial Day weekend. KO Distillery in Prince William County, Virginia has been distilling for two years, using all local ingredients in its whiskeys and gins. The owners served together in the Merchant Marines and drew some product names from military history.

  • VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. (WVEC) - With about 40 distilleries in the state of Virginia, we’ve got a gem right here in our backyard! I visited Chesapeake Bay Distillery, where their message is: buy local. "I remember a lady came up to me and emphatically stated, 'You can't make vodka in Virginia.' Well, we were... we got a gold medal,” said Chris Richeson, who is a managing member at Chesapeake Bay Distillery...

  • Lovingston-based whisky maker the Virginia Distillery Company has introduced The Cask Society, an initiative which enables individuals or groups to buy a barrel of maturing liquid. The scheme, which offers personalised membership from US$9,900, allows participants to choose their own version of Virginia single malt whisky by selecting casks based on barrel type, ageing length and bottling strength. Cask types on offer include ex-Bourbon barrels, treated wine casks, and ex-Sherry butts. Ageing options range from four to 10-plus years, and bottling strengths vary from 46% abv up to natural cask strength.