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Commonwealth Gin from James River Distillery in Richmond. more

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Aristotle wrote of heaping platters of caviar served to the blare of trumpets. Russian soldiers in the Napoleonic Wars spread the virtues of vodka. Together they are the perfect marriage of two of life’s great luxuries. more

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16 standout products created with passion, integrity and above all, quality craftsmanship. These are Virginia makers at their best. more

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Appalachian DIY liquor makers feel the heat. more

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Even in the summer heat, refreshment is only a glass away. more


We could all use something tall and cool heading into the summer season. more

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We asked five of Virginia's top mixologists to create signature quaffs for our inaugural Best of Virginia Celebration. Click through this slideshow for the recipes! more

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Made in Virginia Award winner Commonwealth Gin, James River Distillery more

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Virginia ABC stores move mash in record numbers. more

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The mixer that saved a company. more

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Virginia has a handful of distilleries making whiskey, bourbon and vodka. Some have been around for decades, and others are upstarts in an industry where craftsmanship and taste matter. more

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