Hello Richmond!

It’s here! The inaugural RVA Whiskey & Fine Spirits Festival is coming to Richmond Friday, October 23, at the John Marshall Ballroom. Get ready to challenge your palate and explore over 100 varieties of the best distilled spirits from around the country and around the world. High-end Bourbon and scotch? Check. The smoothest vodka and gin? Yes, indeed. The most flavorful rum and tequila? Absolutely. Cordials too? Yup. All served up for you and 700 of your closest friends in the beautiful confines of the John Marshall’s elegant ballroom.

Also on hand, a roster heavy with the most knowledgeable brand ambassadors and industry personalities to help guide, inform, and entertain you.

A handy tip from your host and new best buddy, Dale... visit the dining area adjacent to the event. It’s an amazing assortment of foods, and it’s included in the ticket price, so have your fill before you sample, or take a break and eat during the show. Trust me on this point, it’s the key to getting the most out of the event. You can view the menu here.

Last, but certainly not least, we’re here to have a good time and sample some exquisite examples of distilled craftsmanship, but we also have a mission. We’re raising money for our charity FRIENDS Association for Children, a 144-year-old, Richmond-based charitable organization that provides children, ages six weeks to 17 years, with a broad array of services including critical literacy and developmental skills needed to succeed in school and in life. The event will also feature a silent auction in order to raise additional funds for the organization.

If you’d like to get involved, or would like more information, please visit FRIENDS at:


Whiskey Fest Highlights

As this is the inaugural RVA Whiskey & Fine Spirits Festival, we don't have any images of the event (Duh). These pictures are from our sister event, the Pittsburgh Whiskey & Fine Spirits Festival. It'll give you a better idea of what you can expect at the RVA Whiskey & Fine Spirits Festival.