I wrote a wish list today while visiting this fantastic distillery.
1) Garage doors that open up right behind my stills - so awesome! (Yeah, I know it's not happening lol)
2) A big kickass fan (or 2)
3) Some gorgeous barreling projects different from those I have going
4) and some more ...
5) A cask-proof bottling station - what?
Thanks so much for all the hospitality, @copperandkings
Did you know that one of the the best ways to taste our Watershed Gin (besides in a delicious cocktail) is at room temperature and diluted with an equal measure of water? When taken this way, you get the full experience of its complex flavor -- pops of citrus and cinnamon, essences of fresh cut hay, and notes of crisp juniper indicative of a quality gin.
Fellow Virginia imbibers, tag 3 whiskey love’n friends in the comments field of this post as well as our #VaSpirits hashtag for a chance to win a @vaspirits tote! We’ll select one lucky winner next Friday! Ready | Set | Go!
We will be open regular hours today and tomorrow (3-9 pm) and closed on Sunday for a private event. Come see us for a bottle of rum for the weekend or entertain out of town guests!
@senatorwarner ~ thank YOU for taking the time to meet w/ Virginia distillers last week to discuss FET Reform (via the Craft Beverage Modernization Tax Reform Act, S. 362) & the impacts of the Relatiatory Tariffs. We ask that you show your formal support by signing on as a co-sponsor of the bill!
#VaSpirits 🥃🍸🥃 📷 credit: @ltmnews
In need of a summer refresher?
Try our #cureoliqueur rum punch for the perfect Memorial Day weekend drink!
Find this and other new favorite cocktails at cureoliquer.com/recipes. Be sure to tag us at @cureoliqueur#cureoliqueur for special shout outs!
💥 #GIVEAWAY 💥
🎉 HAPPY BIRTHDAY #HONEYHABANERO 🎉
Did you know that we here at Belle Isle never originally planned to make infused ‘shine? At the beginning, we were perfectly content with Black Label being our only spirit. Thankfully, @drinkinganddrumming dreamed up the award-winning, spicy-sweet Honey Habanero, and the rest is history 🙌
In honor of our first ever infusion's 5th birthday, we're giving away some Belle Isle swag, including our super soft t-shirt, trucker hat, and this limited edition @shinevessels flask designed by @dhtorraca. All you have to do for a chance to win is:
1) LIKE this post ❤️
2) FOLLOW @belleisleshine ✌️
3) In the comments, tell us about the first time you tasted our Honey Habanero 'shine 🥰 Or if you haven't tried it yet, let us know why you want to! Bonus points for tagging a bud 〰️ Winners will be announced in our Story Friday 5/24 at 6 PM EST 👌
Here are some pictures of last night's Sunset Cruise with @jrspirits on @venturerichmond canal boat. We all had a great time tasting and learning about James River Distillery and their Continental #gin and Oster Vit #aquavit from Dwight Chew, master distiller. I was too busy pouring tastings and helping to take many pictures, but here are a few. Thanks to all of the great attendees, my helpers, and Dwight for a fantastic event! Next cruise is June 11th with @viragospirits ! If you attended please leave some comments as to your experience on the cruise! #rva#rvaevents #therichmondexperience#rvaspirits
Today is the day for our first Sunset Cruise with @jrspirits followed by the after party @shiplock_brewing ! Gorgeous weather forecast, so what a great kick off! One of the featured cocktails tonight is the James River Martini, highlighting the Juniper of the Continental #gin and the caraway of the Oster Vit #aquavit . Recipie below and on my blog!
James River Martini:
1 1/2 oz Continental Gin
1 oz Oster Vit Aquavit
1 oz dry Vermouth
2 bar spoons lemon juice
Chill coupe or martini glass, build cocktail with ice, strain into chilled glass. Squeeze Lemon peel over cocktail and garnish with lemon peel
Meet our Chief Distiller, Becky Harris! As a previous chemical engineer, Becky specialized in industrial processes and production systems. Today, she applies this knowledge to making the finest distilled spirits in Virginia! If there is a fruit, vegetable, tuber with starch or sugar in it, you can bet that Becky will try to distill it.
ACSA’s CEO, Margie A.S. Lehrman, met up with @senatorwarner & Virginia Distillers to discuss the CBMTRA! #ACSA#CraftSpirits#repost@vaspirits
@senatorwarner ~ thank YOU for taking the time to meet w/ Virginia distillers today to discuss FET Reform (renewal) & the impacts of the Relatiatory Tariffs. We ask that you show your formal support by signing on as a co-sponsor of the Craft Beverage Modernization & Tax Reform Act (S. 362). #VaSpirits 🥃🍸🥃
At Catoctin Creek, we locally source grain and fruit that is free of pesticides and chemical additives. This results in a more sustainable distilling process that produces the finest, cleanest spirits possible.
Posted at: 2019-05-17 21:33:04
It’s Friday! What are you drinking? Tasting Room is open 3-9 pm for cocktail flights and bottles of our award winning rum!