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.
Plan your trip to explore the birthplace of American spirits using our interactive map. With over 60 Virginia distilleries across the Commonwealth, your unique adventure awaits.View the Map
Saturday 06.03.23Virginia Spirits Expo: Ix Art ParkCharlottesville, VA
Saturday 09.09.23Virginia Spirits Expo: The Park RVARichmond, VA
Saturday 09.30.23Virginia Spirits Expo: Fairfax City Town SquareFairfax City, VA
Saturday 10.14.23Virginia Spirits Expo: MacArthur CenterNorfolk, VA
Featured Seasonal Cocktail
Made with Reservoir Rye, Sweet Vermouth, Ancho Reyes and lemon juice
We are Virginia 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.