Surprisingly versatile, cherries and cherry flavors play well in a number of cocktails from Traverse City Whiskey Co.
'Drag Race' winner Bianca Del Rio has announced she's designed her own tipple.
Originally poised to ban them, Virginia legislators allowed so-called skill games to be placed across Virginia to raise revenue to help businesses hurt by the coronavirus pandemic slowdown.
Have no fear, gluten-free folks! Tequila is perfectly all right for you to drink. Tequila is made from fermenting the juice from the blue agave plant, which has a core called piña because it looks a little like a pineapple. Once the piña is harvested, it's brought to a distillery to be roasted to unleash its juices, which are fermented, distilled and aged before being bottled.
And yes, the city is in Jalisco. It's the birthplace of the iconic drink, where indigenous Mexicans would ferment the juice of the blue agave before it became the staple it is now. Many distilleries are still based in the town, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2006.
Life might be a standstill for most of us, but spring has arrived in all its glory. It’s little wonder that thousands of people, tired of being homebound, are itching to get out and enjoy the great outdoors. Taking a long walk is a great idea, of course, one that most of us are enjoying — too many, in some cases. On March 23, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy issued a statement urging people to stay off the beloved footpath. It seems so many people are escaping to the 2,200-mile trail that trailhead parking lots are exceeding capacity, there are long waits for picnic tables, and trash cans and privies are overflowing. Many of the trail’s most popular spots are experiencing record-breaking crowds — which is completely antithetical to social distancing. Since the trail, which runs through 14 states, is the responsibility of the National Park Service, which has not officially closed the trail, there is little local authorities can do little to keep people away. It’s incumbent upon all of us nature lovers to do our part. Please stay off the trail until the all-clear is sounded. There are plenty of other places to walk.
In Franklin County, known as the moonshine capital of the world, a local distillery is putting its skills to good use during the COVID-19 pandemic by producing hand sanitizer.
The Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority is now allowing distilleries to ship spirits directly to in-state consumers.
Many people these days are thirsting not just for a drink but for knowledge about where it comes from. ``Spirit tourism'' is booming across th…
One of the Richmond area’s homegrown distilleries has adopted a new look for its labels, logo and website.
A 195-year-old single-malt Scotch whisky distillery has rolled out three kinds of limited-edition "glass-less cocktails," and all anyone can seem to think of are Tide Pods.
RINER — A small farm in Montgomery County is trying to morph into a hub for “all things fermented,” according to Richard Obiso, owner of the recently rebranded Obiso Company.
The whiskey at Virginia Distillery Co. is a marriage of two worlds: old and new.
In 2011, Virginia lawmakers brushed off then-Gov. Bob McDonnell’s bid to privatize the state’s liquor monopoly because they couldn’t find a way to replace the revenue it generates for the budget.
It didn’t open at the end of 2017 as planned, but Dry Fork Fruit Distillery is still in the works to come to the River District this year.
As they’ve watched Virginia’s brewery and wine industries boom, craft distillers have begun to feel the state is unfairly harsh on businesses that make the stronger stuff.
BOONES MILL — The “wettest county in the world” is, in fact, dry.
HENRY — With the recent boom in craft distilleries, Chris Prillaman decided he, a native son of the moonshine capital of the world, ought to give it a try.
Vincent Puccio hopes to bring a whiskey distillery, retail store and tasting room to the River District by the end of the year.