James River Distillery

The James River Distillery is located in the heart of Richmond, Virginia. Their team of Dwight Chew, Matt Brophy, Kristi Croxton and Jonathan Staples are hard at work using world-class Vendome stills to make regionally focused, craft distilled spirits. Relying on over 20 years of alcohol production experience and the highest quality, organic ingredients, the James River Distillery’s exciting and unique line up of products is designed to capture the imagination of bartenders and make spirit lovers rejoice.

We released the hops and cantaloupe infused Commonwealth Gin in 2014 and have continued to add unique spirits to the lineup ever since. The list of spirits now includes a Navy Strength and a classic gin, a traditional potato vodka, an oyster-infused aquavit and four small batch rums infused with local seasonal fruit or honey. Although only available regionally, our spirits have received national attention through magazine articles and awards.

Our tasting bar here at James River Distillery is open Monday through Saturday. We walk our visitors through every step of the distillery’s production process and all are welcome to ask questions and take pictures. The best tours are the ones with curious visitors! The guests can then sample each of the different spirits produced on-site, either neat or as a cocktail. The tour guide provides tasting notes, production details and cocktail recommendations for each spirit. People who love good craft spirits will love James River Distillery.


Commonwealth Gin

Continental Gin

UA-A Navy Strength Gin

Aquavit-Øster Vit

Jackson & James Rum

Arctic Snow Vodka

Craft Cocktails


2700 Hardy Street, Richmond, VA 23220

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Opening hours

HOURS: Monday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Tuesday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Wednesday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Thursday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Friday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Saturday: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM, Sunday: Closed