On Friday, October 23, 2015, Richmond, Virginia, will celebrate the very best distilled spirits from around the world at the inaugural RVA Whiskey & Fine Spirits Festival. From 6-9 PM, the John Marshall Ballroom (101 N 5th St, Richmond, VA 23219) will host 700 attendees at the one-of-a-kind spirits tasting, featuring over 100 of the finest whiskeys, scotches, vodkas, rums and tequilas. A heavy roster of the most knowledgeable brand ambassadors and industry personalities will also be on hand to help guide, inform, and entertain you. Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served throughout the event. You can view the menu here. There will be a silent auction where you may bid on items of interest. All proceeds go to the evening’s designated charity.
The inaugural RVA Whiskey & Fine Spirits Festival benefits 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.
David Young, Executive Director of FRIENDS Association for Children, feels an event such as this offers a unique opportunity to engage with a new audience. “When the idea of the RVA Whiskey & Fine Spirits Festival came upon us, it seemed to me a no-brainer to get involved. With this type of event we will be directly engaging a non-traditional donor base,” he says. “We are very excited about the possibilities of this event, now and moving forward.”
The RVA Whiskey & Fine Spirits Festival will provide a kiosk where patrons may purchase many of the spirits featured (and sampled) at the event utilizing the VA ABC’s new online ordering system. iPads will be available for you to directly make your purchase at the event. Your order will be waiting at your local ABC store for pick up.
Should you find yourself in the position of being too “spirited” and unable to drive, cabs are readily available to and from the John Marshall. Uber is also a good option for the evening. Or, you can grab a hotel room at any number of options within walking distance of the venue.
For a limited time, tickets to the event (regularly $100) will be specially priced at two-for-one.
Tickets and information can be found at RVAwhiskeyfest.com.