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ABC Tasting Events

In keeping with our mission to provide excellent customer service, Virginia ABC is proud to present tasting events at store locations across the state, allowing customers to sample select products before making a purchase. Each sample is limited to ½ ounce of distilled spirits, with a maximum of three samples per person, or up to a total of five ounces of wine. Please check back each week for new event postings.

About ABC Tasting Events

Shot glass with tasting sampleTastings began in ABC stores July 1, 2010. As provided by Senate Bill 26/House Bill 952, representatives of distilled spirits and wine companies are authorized to conduct tastings on ABC store premises. Vendors may choose up to three products to showcase at each tasting event, which can last no more than two hours. ABC store employees do not conduct tastings.

ABC projects that approximately 250 tasting events will be held each month at select store locations. During the first two years of tasting events, approximately 6,050 tastings were held at more than 200 ABC store locations. Tastings are mainly held on Fridays and Saturdays.

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As required by law, a person must be 21 years of age to participate in an ABC store tasting or to purchase alcoholic beverages.

Note: All scheduled ABC tasting events are subject to change or cancellation.

Thursday, February 26 Tastings Schedule


City/Town Address Time Products
Richmond 11108 Midlothian Turnpike 3-5 p.m. Strange Monkey Gin Beringei Vodka  
Virginia Beach 869 Lynnhaven Parkway 6-8 p.m. Beringei Vodka    
Virginia Beach 1612 Laskin Road 3-5 p.m. Strange Monkey Gin Beringei Vodka  
Virginia Beach 1612 Laskin Road 6-8 p.m. Hennessy VS    

Friday, February 27 Tastings Schedule


City/Town Address Time Products
Alexandria 901 N. Saint Asaph St. 3-5 p.m. Aviation Gin    
Alexandria 901 N. Saint Asaph St. 6-8 p.m. Jim Beam Devil's Cut Effen Cucumber Vodka Knob Creek Smoked Maple
Alexandria 1524 Belle View Blvd. 6-8 p.m. Stolichnaya Citros Vodka Stolichnaya Ohranj Stolichnaya Vanil Vodka
Arlington 881 N. Quincy St. 6-8 p.m. Jim Beam Devil's Cut Effen Cucumber Vodka Knob Creek Smoked Maple
Arlington 2955A S. Glebe Road 6-8 p.m. Bacardi Gold Bacardi Superior  
Blacksburg 1332 S. Main St. 6-8 p.m. Smirnoff Sours Watermelon Smirnoff Sours Green Apple  
Centreville 14151 St. Germain Drive 6-8 p.m. Alberta Rye Dark Batch Pinnacle Tropical Punch Jim Beam Maple
Charlottesville 1169 Emmet St. 6-8 p.m. Smirnoff Sours Watermelon Smirnoff Sours Green Apple  
Chesapeake 1620 Cedar Road 6-8 p.m. Silver Fox Vodka    
Chesapeake 1434 Sam's Drive 6-8 p.m. Midnight Moon Apple Pie Midnight Moon Cherry Midnight Moon 100 Proof
Fredericksburg 43 Town and Country Drive 6-8 p.m. Midnight Moon Apple Pie Midnight Moon Cherry Midnight Moon 100 Proof
Hampton 2400 Cunningham Drive 6-8 p.m. Hennessy VS    
Harrisonburg 2035 E. Market St. 6-8 p.m. Jim Beam Devil's Cut Effen Cucumber Vodka Knob Creek Smoked Maple
Herndon 601 Post Drive 3-5 p.m. Night Life Coffee Liqueur    
Herndon 2555 John Milton Drive 6-8 p.m. Night Life Coffee Liqueur    
Leesburg 18 Fairfax St. S.E. 6-8 p.m. Commonwealth Gin    
Leesburg 210 Fort Evans Road N.E. 6-8 p.m. (Ri)1 Laphroaig Triplewood Sauza Tres Generaciones Plata
McLean 1446 Chain Bridge Road 6-8 p.m. (Ri)1 Laphroaig Triplewood Sauza Tres Generaciones Plata
Mechanicsville 3816 Mechanicsville Turnpike 12-2 p.m. Beringei Vodka    
Mechanicsville 3816 Mechanicsville Turnpike 3-5 p.m. Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey Flavored Whiskey Gentleman Jack  
Midlothian 13113 and 13117 Rittenhouse Drive 6-8 p.m. Jim Beam Devil's Cut Effen Cucumber Vodka Knob Creek Smoked Maple
Newport News 621 Stoney Creek Lane 6-8 p.m. Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey Flavored Whiskey Gentleman Jack  
Richmond 8700 W. Broad St. 3-5 p.m. D'Usse Cognac VSOP    
Richmond 1601 Willow Lawn Drive 6-8 p.m. Alberta Rye Dark Batch Pinnacle Tropical Punch Jim Beam Maple
Richmond 4320-D S. Laburnum Ave. 3-5 p.m. Strange Monkey Gin Beringei Vodka  
Richmond 4320-D S. Laburnum Ave. 6-8 p.m. Midnight Moon Apple Pie Midnight Moon Cherry Midnight Moon 100 Proof
Richmond 3406 Pump Road 6-8 p.m. Alberta Rye Dark Batch Pinnacle Tropical Punch Jim Beam Maple
Richmond 11108 Midlothian Turnpike 3-5 p.m. Belle Isle Premium Moonshine    
Richmond 11108 Midlothian Turnpike 6-8 p.m. Jim Beam Kentucky Fire Pucker Vodka Sour Apple Sass Skinnygirl Sweet'Arita
Roanoke 3901 Brambleton Ave. S.W. 6-8 p.m. Alberta Rye Dark Batch Pinnacle Tropical Punch Jim Beam Maple
Vienna 8338 Leesburg Pike 6-8 p.m. (Ri)1 Laphroaig Triplewood Sauza Tres Generaciones Plata
Virginia Beach 3312 Princess Anne Rd 6-8 p.m. New Amsterdam Vodka New Amsterdam Red Berry Vodka Viniq Vodka Original
Virginia Beach 4334 Holland Road 6-8 p.m. New Amsterdam Vodka Shellback Silver Rum Viniq Vodka Original
Virginia Beach 405 30th St. 3-5 p.m. Strange Monkey Gin Beringei Vodka  
Virginia Beach 405 30th St. 6-8 p.m. Mary Hite Bowman Caramel Cream Rich & Rare Reserve Canadian Dr. Mcgillicuddy's Peach
Virginia Beach 1612 Laskin Road 6-8 p.m. Beach Vodka    
Virginia Beach 3333 Virginia Beach Blvd. 3-5 p.m. Belle Isle Premium Moonshine    
Virginia Beach 3333 Virginia Beach Blvd. 6-8 p.m. Bacardi 8 Rum Bacardi Oakheart Spiced Rum  
Virginia Beach 1067 Independence Blvd. 6-8 p.m. Jim Beam Devil's Cut Effen Cucumber Vodka Knob Creek Smoked Maple
Virginia Beach Red Mill Commons Shopping Center 1169 Nimmo Parkway 6-8 p.m. Jim Beam Devil's Cut Effen Cucumber Vodka Knob Creek Smoked Maple
Williamsburg 4640-3 Monticello Ave. 6-8 p.m. Alberta Rye Dark Batch Pinnacle Tropical Punch Jim Beam Maple
Williamsburg 1244 Richmond Road 6-8 p.m. Copper Fox Rye Whiskey Wasmund's Single Malt Vir Gin

Saturday, February 28 Tastings Schedule


City/Town Address Time Products
Arlington 881 N. Quincy St. 3-5 p.m. (Ri)1 Laphroaig Triplewood Sauza Tres Generaciones Plata
Arlington 2955A S. Glebe Road 6-8 p.m. Bacardi 8 Rum Bacardi Oakheart Spiced Rum  
Ashburn 43150 Broadlands Center Plaza 6-8 p.m. Alberta Rye Dark Batch Pinnacle Tropical Punch Jim Beam Maple
Berryville 21 Crow St. 12-2 p.m. Night Life Coffee Liqueur    
Blacksburg 1332 S. Main St. 3-5 p.m. Smirnoff Sours Watermelon Smirnoff Sours Green Apple  
Blacksburg 1332 S. Main St. 6-8 p.m. Jim Beam Devil's Cut Effen Cucumber Vodka Knob Creek Smoked Maple
Charlottesville 1169 Emmet St. 3-5 p.m. Smirnoff Sours Watermelon Smirnoff Sours Green Apple  
Charlottesville 1169 Emmet St. 6-8 p.m. Bird Dog Peach Flavored Whiskey Bird Dog Blackberry Flavored Whiskey Bird Dog Peppermint Moonshine
Chesapeake 1434 Sam's Drive 3-5 p.m. New Amsterdam Vodka New Amsterdam Red Berry Vodka Viniq Vodka Original
Chesapeake 836 Eden Way N. 6-8 p.m. Silver Fox Vodka    
Chesapeake 237 S. Battlefield Blvd. 3-5 p.m. Beach Vodka    
Dale City 4255 Cheshire Plaza 6-8 p.m. Jim Beam Kentucky Fire Pucker Vodka Sour Apple Sass Skinnygirl Sweet'Arita
Fairfax 11260 James Swart Circle 6-8 p.m. Stolichnaya Citros Vodka Stolichnaya Ohranj Stolichnaya Vanil Vodka
Hampton 2400 Cunningham Drive 3-5 p.m. Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey Flavored Whiskey Gentleman Jack  
Leesburg 210 Fort Evans Road N.E. 6-8 p.m. Jim Beam Devil's Cut Effen Cucumber Vodka Knob Creek Smoked Maple
Mechanicsville 3816 Mechanicsville Turnpike 3-5 p.m. Hennessy VS    
Portsmouth 3812 George Washington Highway 3-5 p.m. Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey Flavored Whiskey Gentleman Jack  
Richmond 4320-D S. Laburnum Ave. 6-8 p.m. Hennessy VS    
Richmond 3406 Pump Road 3-5 p.m. Night Life Coffee Liqueur    
Richmond 3406 Pump Road 6-8 p.m. Jim Beam Devil's Cut Effen Cucumber Vodka Knob Creek Smoked Maple
Richmond 11108 Midlothian Turnpike 3-5 p.m. Belle Isle Premium Moonshine    
Strasburg 786 Shopping Center Road 3-5 p.m. Night Life Coffee Liqueur    
Vienna 8338 Leesburg Pike 6-8 p.m. Jim Beam Devil's Cut Effen Cucumber Vodka Knob Creek Smoked Maple
Virginia Beach 3312 Princess Anne Rd 12-2 p.m. Mystic Bourbon Liqueur    
Virginia Beach 4334 Holland Road 3-5 p.m. Silver Fox Vodka    
Virginia Beach 4334 Holland Road 6-8 p.m. Mystic Bourbon Liqueur    
Virginia Beach 405 30th St. 3-5 p.m. Mystic Bourbon Liqueur    
Virginia Beach 405 30th St. 6-8 p.m. Firefly Caramel Moonshine Firefly Apple Pie Mooneshine Firefly Peach Moonshine
Virginia Beach 1612 Laskin Road 3-5 p.m. Mystic Bourbon Liqueur    
Virginia Beach 1612 Laskin Road 6-8 p.m. Alberta Rye Dark Batch Pinnacle Tropical Punch Jim Beam Maple
Virginia Beach 3333 Virginia Beach Blvd. 3-5 p.m. Strange Monkey Gin Beringei Vodka  
Virginia Beach 3333 Virginia Beach Blvd. 6-8 p.m. Mystic Bourbon Liqueur    
Virginia Beach Red Mill Commons Shopping Center 1169 Nimmo Parkway 12-2 p.m. Mystic Bourbon Liqueur    
Williamsburg 4640-3 Monticello Ave. 3-5 p.m. Copper Fox Rye Whiskey Wasmund's Single Malt Vir Gin

 

 

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