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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Calling all Virginia Bartenders!

Virginia Spirits is pleased to announce The Virginia Cocktail Games! 25 mixologists from across the commonwealth will battle it out in two rounds of competition for the title of “Virginia’s Best Cocktail in 2024.” Apply today to earn your spot! Applications close June 21, 2024.

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Upcoming Events Across Virginia

June 22, 2024 11:00 am

Fly Fishing & Bourbon

Organized by A. Smith Bowman DistilleryFredericksburg, 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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