The Smooth Criminal from Belle & James

I recently called on Micheal Truxton and the gang at Belle & James in Richmond. He introduced me to a new world of savory cocktails.

BTW – the “I” in this post is Chandler Turner, the marketing director of …

Royal Navy Contributions – The Gimlet

The Royal Navy gave us Naval Strength Gin through requiring all alcohol stored on board Naval vessels be stored at 57% alcohol or greater. They are also responsible for the Gimlet.

James Lind, a Scottish surgeon discovered in 1747 that …

In the News – Progressive Index Article – Aug 13 2017

Check out the article from the Petersburg VA Progressive Index from Aug 13, 2017 

http://www.progress-index.com/news/20170813/new-craft-distillery-aims-to-fuel-economic-growth-in-sussex

Three Brothers to roll out second product line – corn whiskey – next weekend

DISPUTANTA — Driving down the mile-long unpaved driveway …

Virginia’s Finest Gin Cocktails

Silk Jacket Gin has earned the label of one of Virginia’s Finest products. There are new cocktails to go with that designation. We have begun to experiment with lots of mixes. Frankly, most of our early users tell us that …

We’re Open for Business – Early Sampling Results are Phenomenal

We’re finally open for business at the distillery site. We had a soft opening a couple of weekends ago. Wow! Most people love Silk Jacket Gin.

There are haters. LOL. We know that some people are not going to like …

I Hate Gin, But I Love This One

Some things, you just can’t make up. This is one of them.

Just after mixing a cocktail using our “taste test” product, my wife and I walked down the street to talk to a neighbor. I asked her if she …

We’re Getting There

Here we go!

On Saturday we were lucky enough to have a great team of volunteers working on finishing touches around the distillery. Thanks to Chris, Loyd, Sean, and Chandler. This is the very first bag of sugar going into …

Craft made Gin – We’re Almost There

Well, we are getting so close to our craft made gin that we can almost taste the spirits!

The building is nearly complete. We will add the pictures soon. We have passed both Federal and State Inspections. We are basically …

Construction Update and Musings

 

In the business that is opening a distillery, there is a moment when you pause to breathe and look to assess where you are. In those moments, you realize the small things that have escaped your attention during the …

Unknown-Unknowns

There are many lessons I have learned as I move forward in the execution of my dream and opening the distillery. One of the lessons I learned was summed up in 2002 by former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. In …


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