VIRGINIA'S HOSPITALITY & TRAVEL BLOG
The Virginia Spirits Board is celebrating Virginia Spirits Month in September and we hope you, our licensee partners, will celebrate with us! We have a whole line up of events and special opportunities for consumers and licensees alike to join in the celebration! Click here to read the press release from Virginia ABC
How can you celebrate?
Who is the Virginia Spirits Board?
The Virginia Spirits Board was established in 2020 by enactment of the Virginia General Assembly. It was created to provide resources for promotion of the Virginia spirits industry by a number of means approved by an administrative board appointed by the Governor. The purpose of the Board is to foster the development of the Virginia spirits industry by expanding spirits research, increasing education, and promoting the production of ingredients necessary for alcohol distillation and the production of spirits in the Commonwealth.
The Board is comprised of eleven members, three of whom are coopers or maltsters and six of whom are owners or operators of a distillery in the Commonwealth. The remaining two members are the Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the Chief Executive Officer of the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority, and they serve ex officio without voting privileges.
The Virginia Spirits Board Marketing Office, operated by the Hodges Partnership – a strategic communications firm located in Richmond, VA, has partnered with Drink Local, producer of the Virginia Spirits Expos, to help promote the Virginia Spirits industry and provide additional opportunities for consumers to engage with local distillers. For more information about the Virginia Spirits Board visit www.virginiaspirits.com and for more information about the Virginia Spirits Expos visit www.virginiaspiritsexpo.com
The Virginia Spirits Board Marketing Office is proud to be a new Gold Level Partner with the Virginia Restaurant, Lodging and Tourism Association for 2023/24.