In the News – Progress Index Article – March 10th 2019

Local distillery hosts inaugural music jam

Dave Reavis pouring cocktails at the Speakeasy

Check out the article from the Petersburg VA Progress Index from March 10th, 2010 By Kristi Higgins

“SUSSEX COUNTY — Three Brothers’ Distillery, located in the backwoods of Disputanta, celebrated …

Drink of the Day – Cooperstown Cocktail

There are few things more American than Baseball and Whiskey. In January 29, 1936, the U.S. Baseball Hall of Fame elects its first members in Cooperstown, New York: Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Matthewson and Walter Johnson.…

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 …

Cocktail Creation: The Cotton Gin

What happens when you take a local Farm to Table Restaurant and combine it with a great grain to glass craft distillery? You get something Amazing!


Cotton Southern Bistro is a Chesapeake local restaurant that seeks to bring comfort back …

Founding of the USO

On this day in 1941, the United Service Organization (USO) was founded.
As it became clear that the United States was destined to enter World War II, organizations across the country began to mobilize to support the growing military. These …

Happy Birthday Russian vodka! (But not really)

Happy Birthday Russian vodka! (But not really…)

On this day, in 1865, renowned chemist Dmitry Mendeleev defended his doctoral dissertation, “On Combining Water and Alcohol,” in which he began the exploration of the ratios, concentration and weights of various concentrations, …

Unveiling the Corvette

On this day in 1953, a prototype Chevrolet Corvette sports car makes its debut at General Motors’ (GM) Motorama auto show at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. The Corvette, named for a fast type of naval warship, would …

A guitar for the King

There are several competing versions of the story, of what Elvis Presley really wanted for his birthday. Some say it was a rifle and others contend that it was a bicycle—both fairly typical choices for a boy his age growing …

Deputy Dave’s Drink of the Day 6/10

On this day in 1752, Benjamin Franklin flies a kite during a thunderstorm and collects a charge in a Leyden jar when the kite is struck by lightning, enabling him to demonstrate the electrical nature of lightning. Franklin became interested …

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