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Visit a Northern Virginia Distillery Store

Did you know Virginia ABC carries more than 200 Virginia-made spirits? Support the local economy by shopping spirits from Virginia distillers at your Virginia ABC store and by visiting some of the distilleries listed below. Most offer tours and have tasting rooms featuring their spirits in pours or cocktails.
A Smith Bowman

A Smith Bowman |  Fredericksburg

From their historic distillery location in Fredericksburg, A. Smith Bowman distills premium handcrafted small batches of award-winning bourbons and innovative experimental spirits, such as gin, port-barrel finished whiskey, caramel bourbon cream liqueur and rum. In 2016 and 2017, the distillery was awarded “World’s Best Bourbon” at the World Whiskies Awards for its Isaac Bowman Bourbon.
Catoctin Creek

Catoctin Creek Distilling | Purcellville

Founded by Becky and Scott Harris in 2009 as the first legal distillery in Loudoun County since before Prohibition, Purcellville’s Catoctin Creek Distilling produces the award-winning flagship Roundstone Rye whiskey, as well as gin, brandy made from Virginia-grown grapes and aged in French Bordeaux oak barrels, and other fruit brandies – peach, apple and pear.
Copper Fox

Copper Fox Distillery | Sperryville + Williamsburg

Copper Fox Distillery founder Rick Wasmund opened his distillery in 2005 with a traditional malt floor and kiln, using local fruitwoods to smoke and dry the locally-grown barley, which was developed at Virginia Tech. The distillery, with locations in both Sperryville and Williamsburg, makes a variety of whiskies – Copper Fox Rye Whiskey, a single malt and whiskies with various barrel finishes – as well as a gin.

Falls Church Distillers

Falls Church Distillers |        Falls Church

Founded in 2017 by father-and-son team Michael and Lorenzo Paluzzi, Falls Church Distillers draws from the family’s Italian heritage and offers a full menu of Italian food and then some, as well as wine, beer and nonalcoholic beverages, plus their unique spirits in tastings and cocktails. Falls Church spirits include Church Bourbon and other whiskies, gin, vodka, rum liqueur and apple brandy.

KO Distilling - Barrels

KO Distilling |                  Manassas

Lifelong friends who met as former classmates and cadet midshipmen at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, KO Distilling founders Bill Karlson and John O’Mara offered unaged whiskey and gins upon first opening in 2015. In the fall of 2016, the distillery released its first aged spirit, Bare Knuckle American Wheat Whiskey. Choose from several varieties of KO whiskeys—including bourbon, wheat and rye—and gins.

Mount Vernon Distillery

Mount Vernon Distillery |    Mount Vernon

In 1799, George Washington’s distillery at Mount Vernon is said to have produced nearly 11,000 gallons of liquor – mostly whiskey – making it one of the young nation’s largest distilleries. In 2007, the distillery was re-created, and today it produces spirits similar to those from years gone by. The small-batch spirits are limited, but guests can visit the reconstruction of the distillery and gristmill.
Mount Defiance Ingredients

Mt Defiance Cidery and Distillery | Middleburg

Since opening in 2014, Mt. Defiance Cidery & Distillery managing partner Marc Chretien and lead distiller Peter Ahlf have focused on “lost spirits,” products once forgotten because of post-Prohibition mass production and outdated laws. Besides traditional cider, the team creates spirits ranging from apple brandy and rum (early America’s first craft liquor) to sweet vermouth, cassis liqueur, amaretto, whiskey and Mt. Defiance Absinthe, which contains Virginia-grown wormwood, roman wormwood and hyssop.

MurLarkey

MurLarkey Distilled Spirits | Bristow

Irish-American cousins Tom Murray and Mike Larkin (hence “MurLarkey” Distilled Spirits) worked with friends and family to create small-batch spirits that embody their Irish heritage. Producing their products in Bristow, MurLarkey’s distilled spirits lineup includes whiskey (of course!), such as Heritage Whiskey, along with a selection of other spirits whose tastes sparkle like a leprechaun at the end of the rainbow: Smokehouse Whiskey, vodka and gin, plus whiskies infused with cinnamon, lemon, coffee and more.



VA Spirits Day

Shop and learn about Virginia-made spirits carried by Virginia ABC. Explore Virginia-made bourbons, vodkas, rums and more!

Catoctin Creek Distilling Process
With more than 50 distilleries, there is a distillery in nearly every corner of the commonwealth. Learn about what makes them and their products unique.
Distillery Store

Many Virginia distilleries sell their products in their own, on-site stores. Some Virginia distillery stores offer products not available anywhere else. Check them out!

Bartender making cocktails at Virginia restaurant.

Try your hand at mixing up a cocktail inspired by one of Virginia’s bartenders, restaurants or resorts. Of course, they’re best mixed with Virginia-made spirits!

Types of whiskies
From bourbons and ryes to old-fashioned corn whiskey, commonwealth distillers continue the tradition of fine whiskey-making.
Gin and tonic
Several Virginia distilleries make classic varieties of this clear spirit that is flavored with juniper berries or other botanicals.
Walnut Liqueur
From aquavit to nut liqueurs, the variety of Virginia-made cordials offer limitless possibilities for aperitifs and cocktails.
Virginia-made rums
Building upon the maritime roots of the commonwealth, Virginia distillers offer many premium rums, for both sipping and mixing.
Virginia Vodkas
Whether distilled from grain or potatoes, more than 10 Virginia distilleries make this neutral spirit. Serve it chilled and neat or in cocktails.
bartender mixing
From lime juice and Bloody Mary mix to ginger-infused simple syrup, there is an abundance of cocktail mixers made in Virginia.
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