Virginia Spirits Expo at IX Art Park: June 3rd

Virginia Spirits Expo at IX Art Park: June 3rd

Saturday, June 3 · 2 – 8pm

Join us for an amazing day sampling Virginia’s BEST Spirits and custom cocktails! PLUS, live music, great food & more!

This event will be the LARGEST single day collection of Virginia Distilleries that has ever assembled!

Visit with, learn about, and sample from 23+ Award Winning Virginia Distilleries! All-Access Sampling is INCLUDED in your ticket!

Every Distillery will have bottles available for purchase on site. Many of these bottles are typically only available at the distillery and cannot be found in ABC stores! Custom signature cocktails will also be available for purchase.

Scroll down to see the full list of participating Distilleries, products and cocktails.


Virginia Spirits Expo: Charlottesville

Saturday, June 3rd


VIP Hour-Early Access at 2pm

General Admission opens at 3pm

Charlottesville IX Art Park

522 Second Street, SE

Charlottesville, VA


Live music performances from Radio Riot and Zach Angle.

Pay as you go food from local food and dessert trucks TBA

Select industry related vendors will also be on site with special custom locally made spirit related products.

Get in-depth behind the scene knowledge from Virginia Distillers and industry experts like the Royal Rum Society and VA Booz News!

PLUS: Vote on your favorites to select Virginia’s Favorite Distillery! Gold, Silver, & Bronze medallions will be awarded.

The gates open at 2pm for VIP and 3pm for General Admission, so come early and stay late to enjoy all the day has to offer!

Last call is 7:30pm, and the event will end at 8pm.


Ticket & Entry Types:

Entry Ticket ($20)

• For Designated Drivers and/or non-drinkers

• Includes access & entry to the event

• Does not include sampling or allow for additional purchase of alcohol during the event.

Full Access Sampling Ticket ($65 in advance or $75 day-of)

• Includes access & entry to the event

• Souvenir Sampling Glass

• All-Access Unlimited* Sampling to every Distillery on site

• 5 Voting Tokens

VIP Experience ($90 in advance or $100 day-of)

Everything included in the Full Access Sampling Ticket, PLUS:

• Special VIP-only Sampling products from each Distillery

• Access to Virginia Distillers Association Master Classes

• One Hour early access to event



A. Smith Bowman Distillery (Fredericksburg)

Bowman Brothers Small Batch Bourbon, Isaac Bowman Port Finished Bourbon, John J. Bowman Single Barrel Bourbon. Mary Hite Bowman Caramel Bourbon Cream Liqueur, Deep Run Vodka, George Bowman Rum, Tinkerman’s Curiously Bright & Complex, Tinkerman’s Citrus Supreme

VIP: John J. Bowman Single Barrel Bourbon

Brady’s Distillery (Roanoke)

Accomplice Straight Bourbon, Accomplice Double Oaked Solera Whiskey, Accomplice Toasted Rye Whiskey, Brady’s Vodka, Prohibition Style Gin

VIP: Cinnamon Maple Sour, Vodka Maple Sour, Brady Collins, Gin Ginger, Bourbon Peach cocktail, Gimlet.

Cocktails: Cinnamon Maple Sour, Vodka Maple Sour, Brady Collins, Bourbon Paloma, Manhattan, Old Fashioned

Caiseal Beer and Spirits Co (Hampton)

Caiseal Vodka, Caiseal Gin, Caiseal Single Malt Whiskey, Virginia Strait Bourbon Whiskey

VIP: Vintage Gin, Peated American Single Malt Whiskey

Catoctin Creek Distilling Company (Loudoun)

Roundstone Rye 80 Proof, Roundstone Rye Distiller’s Edition 92 Proof, Watershed Gin 92 Proof

VIP: Limited Release TBD

Chesapeake Bay Distillery (Virginia Beach)

Blue Ridge Vodka, Ghost Pepper Vodka, Lemon Liquor, Chicks Beach Rum, Cureo Coffee Liquor, Smoked Ghost Pepper Tequila, Dr Stoners Fresh Herb Vodka, Dr Stoners Smokey Herb Whiskey, Dr Stoners Hierba Loca Tequila, Dr Stoners Hierba Madura Tequila

VIP: 4Farthings Rum

Cocktails: TBA

Copper Fox Distillery (Williamsburg & Rappahannock)

Copper Fox Peachwood Single Malt Whisky, Copper Fox Chestnut American Whisky, Copper Fox Original Rye Whisky, Amaro Y Arroyo

VIP: Copper Fox Cognac Barrel Finish Rye

Cocktails: Friendship

Deep Creek Distilling (Chesapeake)

Cape Henry Gin, Cape Henry Vodka, Royall Rye Whiskey, Deep Creek Reserve Bourbon, Ghost Whiskey

VIP: Deep Creek Reserve Bourbon

Cocktails: Royall Rye Old Fashioned, Ghost Whiskey Punch, Whiskey Sour, Gin & Tonic, Vodka Soda, Maple Bourbon Smash

Filibuster Distillery (Shenandoah)

Filibuster Single Estate Bourbon, Filibuster Dual Cask Bourbon, FIlibuster Dual Cask Rye, Filibuster Boondoggler

VIP: Filibuster Bottled in Bond Bourbon, Filibuster Triple Cask Bourbon

Five Mile Mountain Distillery (Floyd)

Elderberry Moonshine, Lemon Ginseng Moonshine, Vanilla Plum Moonshine, 105 Rye clear and aged, Sweet Mtn. corn

VIP: Aged 105 Rye

Cocktails: Elderberry Lemonade, Vanilla Plum shrub, 105 Rye Bloody Mary

Ironclad Distillery (Newport News)

Small batch bourbon, Straight bourbon, AR’s southern hot honey finished bourbon, Flying Fox Red Wine Cask bourbon, Bottled in bond bourbon

VIP: Tawny Port Cask Finished Bourbon

Cocktails: Special Whiskey Sour

JH Bards Spirit Co (Pulaski)

JH Bards Virginia Straight Bourbon, JH Bards Virginia Rye, JH Bards Maple Whiskey, JH Bards Virginia Single Malt, Sinking Creek Vodka

VIP: JH Bards 6-year Toasted Barrel High Rye

Cocktails: JH Bards Ginger Lime Mule; Cranberry Orange Soda mixed with Bourbon or Vodka

KO Distilling (Manassas)

Navy Strength Gin; Small Batch Bourbon; Small Batch Wheat; Distiller’s Reserve Rye

VIP: Cask Strength High Rye Bourbon

Lost Whiskey Club (Fairfax)

High Wheat Straight Bourbon – 90 proof, High Rye Straight Bourbon – 90 proof

VIP: High Wheat Cask Strength Straight Bourbon – Uncut and Unfiltered, High Rye Cask Strength Straight Bourbon – Uncut and Unfiltered

Cocktails: Rye Rickey

Mt. Defiance Distillery (Loudoun)

Mt. Defiance Amaretto, Mt Defiance Cassis Liquour, Mt. Defiance Sweet Vermouth, Mt. Defiance Gin Nouveau, Mt Defiance Absinthe Superieure, Mt Defiance Apple Brandy, Mt Defiance Virginia Velvet

VIP: Mt. Defiance Extra Anejo Agave Spirit

Cocktails: Rum punch

Orkney Springs Distillery (Springfield)

Italian Wheat Vodka, Szechuan Peppercorn Vodka, Ginger Bread Vodka, Peppermint Vodka, Cherry Watermelon Basil Vodka, Strawberry Rhubarb Vodka, Cherry Blossom Vodka, Herbal Mountain Gin, Hop Gin, Grapefruit Gin, Cherry Almond Gin, Siberian Fir Gin, Cucumber Gin, Rosemary Gin

VIP: Hop Gin

Cocktails: Sours, tonics and mules.

Ragged Branch Distillery (Charlottesville)

Ragged Branch Signature Bourbon, Ragged Branch Wheated Bourbon – Bottled in Bond

VIP: Ragged Branch Wheated Bourbon – Cowboy Cut – Barrel Proof

Cocktails: Whiskey and Gingers

Reservoir Distillery (Richmond)

Hunter & Scott Bourbon, Reservoir Rye Whiskey, Holland’s Milkman

VIP: Limited Release TBD

Cocktails: Reservoir Sour (Whiskey Sour)

Springfield Distillery (Halifax)

Springfield Straight Bourbon, 1842 Whiskey, 1799 Whiskey with Honey, Scratch Blackberry Whiskey, Scratch Peach Whiskey, Scratch Strawberry Whiskey, Scratch Blackberry Whiskey Sour, Scratch Strawberry Whiskey Smash

VIP: 1842 Whiskey

Cocktails: Springfield Lemonade and Scratched Tea

Twin Creeks Distillery (Franklin)

1st Sugar Moonshine, Peach Brandy, Apple Brandy, Copper Corn

VIP: Peg Hatcher’s Straight Whisky

Cocktails: Copper Mule (Copper Corn) and Sangria (Peach Brandy)

Virago Spirits (Richmond)

Four Port Rum, Classic White Rum, Port Cask Rum, Rum 151, Modern Gin with Oolong Tea, Kali Hibiscus Gin, Coffee Liqueur

VIP: Madhu Barrel-aged Gin, Cognac Cask Rum

Cocktails: Gin & Tonic, Dark & Stormy, Daiquiri

Virginia Distillery Company (Nelson)

Courage & Conviction Signature Malt, Courage & Conviction Bourbon Cask, Courage & Conviction Sherry Cask, Courage & Conviction Cuvée Cask, VHW Port Cask Finished Whisky

VIP: Courage & Conviction Cuvée Single Cask

Vitae Spirits Distillery (Charlottesville)

Vitae Spirits Golden Rum, Vitae Spirits Modern Gin, Vitae Spirits Distiller’s Reserve Maple Cream

VIP: Vitae Spirits Distiller’s Reserve Connifer, Vitae Spirits Distiller’s Reserve Smoked Rum

Cocktails: Golden Julep (Golden Rum, Lapson Souchong, Peaches) Summer Lovin’ (Modern Gin, Watermelon Shrub, Sparkling Water, Mint)

Waterman Sprits (Virginia Beach)

The Perfect Crush, Organic Vodka, Organic Grapefruit Vodka

VIP: Organic Cinnamon Vodka

Cocktails: The Perfect Orange Crush, The Perfect Grapefruit Crush, Vodka Soda


This event is rain or shine. Refunds or transfers are not available.

The Virginia Spirits Expo is a 21+ only event.

Please remember to drink responsibly and plan ahead if you need a place to stay or a ride home for the evening.

Learn more about this and future events at:

This event is a joint venture from Drink Local and The Virginia Distiller’s Association

Proceeds from this event to support Giving Local

LEGAL DISCLAIMER: *UNLIMITED Sampling means access to all items being offered from Distilleries, not unlimited drinking. Sampling amounts are 0.25oz-0.5oz per pour. The purpose of this event is to allow you to sample from, enjoy, and learn about Virginia Distilleries and Virginia Spirits. The event organizer and participating distilleries reserves the right to refuse service to anyone who appears to be intoxicated, is abusing the sampling offerings, or for any other reason deemed necessary at the time. Sampling items available subject to change without notice based on supply availability.

Venue: Ix Art Park 522 2nd Street Southeast #D Charlottesville, VA 22902