Virago Spirits is all about character. Inspired by the Virago, a heroic woman of great strength, courage, determination, and vision, the team at Virago works to infuse those very characteristics into everything they do and all that they make. Whether pursuing the impossible, or celebrate life’s victories, Virago Spirits promotes strength of character and honors those who personify the Spirit of the Virago. Their production philosophy blends a deep respect for time-honored, traditional techniques with New World creativity, ingenuity and innovation. All Virago’s spirits are distilled in a vintage, direct-fire, 2,500-liter Charentais-style alembic still – one of only a few operating in the United States. The process is laborious and slow and requires significant patience, skill and attention-to-detail. The results, however, are spirits and liqueurs of uncompromising quality, balance and depth of flavor.
- Tasting Room
- Group Tours
- Bottle Shop
- Private Events
Richmond, VA 23220
Nestled in the back on an industrial warehouse area, Virago’s tasting room offers a nice speakeasy feel. Enjoy a cocktail or tasting and perhaps bump into one of the owners who will be quick to explain the nuances of the distilling and aging process and offer a tour of the warehouse.
Our Distillery in the News
- February 14, 2020SPIRITS HUB: When Traditional Approaches Meet New World Creativity
- March 20, 2019ADI: Virago Spirits wins Double Gold, Gold and Best of Class and Best of Class at American Distilling Institute's 2019 Judging of Craft Spirits Winners
- November 13, 2018RICHMOND MAGAZINE: Spirited Away
- June 26, 2018SAVOR VIRGINIA MAGAZINE: Virago Spirits Joins Richmond’s Craft Beverage Scene