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Black History Month 2023

Celebrating Black History Month

Virginia ABC is proud to recognize the contributions of black distillers, brand ambassadors and others who have influenced the distilled spirits industry. From Uncle Nearest Whiskey to Hella Bitters, the dozens of black-inspired products on our store shelves and available by special order are waiting to be included in your next cocktail. Celebrate Black History Month by exploring some of these fine products.

Black Owned Spirits - Who's the BOS?

The first known African American distiller, Nathan “Nearest” Green, is most recognized as the man who taught Jack Daniel how to distill whiskey with the Lincoln County Process. Fast forward 150 years. Inspired by this legacy, Black entrepreneur Fawn Weaver founded Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey The company products four products; three are available at ABC. Uncle Nearest doesn’t stop at product fine whiskeys. Through its partnership with Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, the companies invest in building diversity in the spirits industry through distilling training and leadership programs. The Uncle Nearest Venture Fund provides seed funding to minority-owned spirits businesses, including new-to-ABC, Sorel Liqueur and Hella Cocktail Company. Closer to home, three black-owned distilleries include Shoe Crazy Wine and SpiritsWhiskey Wright and Ingenious Gin.
Q1 2023 Black Owned Spirits

New + Noteworthy | Black Owned Spirits

Welcome the new year with 15 new Black-owned products. Level up at-home cocktail mixing with a variety of bitters from Hella Cocktail Company! Or enjoy an easy mixing option with ready-to-drink Bitters & Soda by itself or mixed with the spirit of your choice. Empowered by the legacy of the Historic Greenwood District, or “Black Wall Street,” in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Greenwood Whiskey was built on these four pillars: community, success, entrepreneurship and excellence. This premium rye whiskey was founded by four entrepreneurs paying homage to those who came before them. Inspired by the art of cognac distillation came Blackleaf Vodka, a premium, organic vodka that is founded upon the idea of innovation. These new products are available in-store or via ship-to-store.

February Spirited Thursday

Savings on Big Game Spirits

Do you have your team spirits? Shop on Spirited Thursday, February 9 to save on spirits for game day. Save 20% when you purchase any of these game day spirits in the 750ml size: Crown Royal Whisky, Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum, DeLeon Blanco Tequila, Bulleit Bourbon and Ketel One Vodka. Shop in-store or shop online with convenient curbside pickup and home delivery.

Purchase limit of 3 bottles per product per customer – while supplies last!

Small Bites Big Game

Small Bites for the Big Game

Sunday night is prime time not just for football, but for spirits and small bite pairings! For at-home watch parties match tequila cocktails with a taco bar, complete with salsa and guac, for something equal parts citrus and savory. If you’re serving wings or sliders, pair them with a timeless whiskey and cola. Pick up a selection of whiskey minis and let your partygoers select the whiskey of their choosing. And don’t forget something sweet! Explore flavored liqueurs to pair with cookies, candies and other sweet treats.

Delicious Duos

Delicious Duos for Valentine’s Gifts

Whether you celebrate Valentine’s, Galentine’s or Palentine’s Day, consider these delicious candy and spirits duos for a taste of something sweet this February. For the sweetheart that is a peanut butter cup fiend, Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey is full of peanut butter flavor and makes the perfect gift. Velvety smooth, like your favorite chocolate bar, Mozart Chocolate Liqueur and Selvarey Chocolate Rum are great for gifting or infused into the cocktail of your choosing. If you’re looking for a more traditional gift, surprise the whiskey enthusiast in your life with roses…Four Roses Single Barrel Bourbon that is.

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Cocktails through the Decades

Cocktails Through the Decades

Dance through the decades with popular cocktails of the time! Step back in time and sip on our cocktail of the month, the Sidecar. Invented in the late 1910s, this dram is one of the first classic cocktails. Although it was the era of Prohibition, the 1920s was nothing short of cocktails that would become legendary. When it came to alcoholic beverages, the Martini was the cat’s meow of the decade. Our remix of this popular concoction includes INDOGGO Gin. Fast forward to the 1970s and get groovy with this primo cocktail, the Tequila Sunrise. Put your own spin on this dynamite beverage with your choice of DeLeon Blanco or Reposado Tequila! 

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Virginia ABC periodically offers price reductions for discontinued items. Please check with your local store regarding current closeout items, as availability varies from store to store. These items are not included in the online catalog and are not offered for ordering online.