Tarnished Truth Distilling Co.
It began with an idea, eight years ago, Virginia Beach natives, Andrew Yancey and Josh Canada set out to craft a Virginia Beach distillery. Partnering with a fellow Virginia native, Bruce Thompson, Gold Key | PHR CEO and founder, led the renovation and revitalization of the Cavalier Hotel. Tarnished Truth holds the distinction of being the first and only distillery in a hotel in the United States. Legendary master distiller, Larry Ebersold, with more than 40 years of experience, leads the distilling team bringing world-class spirits to Virginia Beach.
- Tasting Room
- Group Tours
- Bottle Shop
- Private Events
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Located inside the newly renovated 5-star Cavalier Hotel, there is simply nothing like a visit to Tarnished Truth. Book your visit on their website for a complimentary guided tour through the production side of the distillery and end in their tasting room with the option to sample Tarnished Truth spirits. Be sure to stop in their on-site gift shop where you can purchase their spirits as well as a huge selection of merchandise from hats, barware, bourbon maple syrup, candles, and more. Additionally, once you have taken the tour and done a tasting you can take seat next door at the famous Hunt Room restaurant and watch their distillers at work through the giant window looking into the distillery.
Our Distillery in the News
- April 3, 2020DISTINCTION MAGAZINE: Diving into Vir(gin)ia spirits
- April 1, 2020LONELY PLANET: Distill your own personal bourbon at this Virginia hotel
- December 20, 2019BEVVY: Bevvy’s Best Spirits of 2019
- November 14, 2019PASTE MAGAZINE: The Virginia Bourbon Invitational and the Pursuit of the Perfect Whiskey Fest
- November 12, 2019BOURBON&BANTER.COM: Tarnished Truth 3 Year Old High Rye Straight Bourbon Whiskey
- October 2, 2019DRINKHACKER.COM: Review: Tarnished Truth High Rye Bourbon 3 Years Old
- October 1, 2019HAMPTON ROADS WEEKLY: Tarnished Truth: Enjoyed Locally… Celebrated Nationally
- September 9, 2019DISTILLED ADRENALINE: The nations only in-hotel distillery - Tarnished Truth Distilling Co.
- May 30, 2019THE WHISKEY LIFESTYLE: Tarnished Truth Combines Whiskey & Luxury
- June 17, 2019BEV NET: Tarnished Truth Distillery Announces Addition of Fourth Handle Gin
- April 9, 2019THE WHISKEY WASH: Whiskey Review: Tarnished Truth High Rye Straight Bourbon Whiskey
- April 8, 2019THEWHISKEYWASH.COM: Whiskey Review: Tarnished Truth High Rye Straight Bourbon Whiskey
- October 12, 2018BEVNET.COM: Tarnished Truth Distilling Co. Brings Virginia Made Bourbon to Market
- July 24, 2018THRILLIST: The Cavalier Hotel Is America’s First Real Distillery Hotel