Roanoke set to host first ever Virginia Craft Spirits Showcase
Sip and savor Virginia spirits at the first-ever 100% made-in-Virginia distilled spirits festival, which will be the largest consumer event for in-state distillers on the East Coast, all under one roof.
Patrons of the Virginia Craft Spirits Showcase will meet Master Distillers from more than 20 Virginia distilleries, sample unique cocktails, and get new recipes. All in a fun atmosphere with live music, a food truck from Martins Downtown Bar & Grill, additional food vendors, and a sampling of some of the best Virginia craft beers. Live music provided by My Radio Band. Plus, at the end of the Showcase there will be an interactive Battle of the Bartenders Competition to determine the best Virginia cocktail crafted by regional mixologists!
“We are thrilled to partner with the Virginia Distillers Association (VDA) to bring this exciting new event to Roanoke,” says LeisureMedia360 President Steve Beyer. So far 22 of Virginia’s 42 distilleries have already signed up to participate in this year’s Showcase, and it is expected that even more will come on board as the Showcase grows for years to come. Gareth Moore, VDA President and CEO of Virginia Distillery Company adds in, “With more than half of all Virginia distilleries gathered together in one location, the Virginia Craft Spirits Showcase will be the largest event of its kind on the East Coast!”
The VIP Experience (Opens at 3PM) A VIP pass gets you 10 tasting tickets plus admission to a hands-on Whiskey OR Moonshine class and tasting taught by Virginia distillers from 3-4pm. Sit, sip, relax and learn from Virginia’s distilled spirit experts about the history of the drink. The VIP pass also includes VIP Lounge Access, which will be catered by Martin’s Downtown Bar & Grill for the entire event. In addition, the VIP pass will grant you early access to the grand tasting floor, before general admission! Be the first in line for drinks and tastes from 22 Virginia distilleries! Souvenir glass for drinks and tastings also included. PLUS – your VIP ticket enters you into a drawing for a chance to win a pair of Free Tickets to see Bob Dylan perform live next door immediately following the Virginia Craft Spirits Showcase!
VIP Experience Tickets: $59.75 / VIP Experience Designated Driver: $25
General Admission (Opens at 4PM) General Admission passes get you 10 tasting tickets for the grand tasting floor, allowing you to come and enjoy great drinks, great tastes, fantastic music and a Battle of the Bartenders Competition you won’t forget! See why Virginia’s distilleries have some of the best spirits in the country! Souvenir glass for drinks and tastings also included.
General Admission Tickets: $29.75 / General Admission Designated Driver: $15