Virginia's Grateful Spirits

Join Master Distiller Rick Wasmund and his family as they celebrate harvest and community at Copper Fox Distillery’s newest location in Williamsburg, Virginia, which continues their focus on crafting great American whisky. Wasmund and his team are using the ribbon cutting of their new malting house to celebrate the comeback of Virginia’s famous ham icon, Sam Edwards, and Edwards Virginia Smokehouse.

Celebrity Southern chefs from near and far who share in a passion for Edwards Virginia Smokehouse will prepare signature dishes on site using Edwards products. Chefs in attendance include Jason Alley from Comfort & Pasture, and Sam McGann from The Blue Point, Walter Bundy from Shagbark and Sydney Meers from Stove. Sample whisky cocktails and light fare while you learn about artisan hams, sausages and the making of craft American whisky from scratch using local grains. You don’t want to miss this celebration!

$65 Per Admission

Taste of Tudor Place

Saturday October 22nd from 1 PM - 4 PM

Tudor Place Historic House & Garden, DC


Celebrate 200 years of heritage as you enjoy historic food and drink!  To celebrate its Bicentennial, Tudor Place invites you to sample a variety of heritage foods and distinctive beers, wines, and liquors representing notable eras in the estate’s and our nation’s past.  One ticket covers everything! Site admission, complimentary tasting glass, and tastings of 10+ local and historic drinks, savories, and treats all included with admission.

Special VIP Admission includes an exclusive noon reception with private tastings, gift bag, and a unique guided tour, “Tudor Place Eats,” exploring the culinary aspects of the mansion, grounds, and smokehouse. 

  • Guests must be 21 or older.
  • Space is limited! Registration required. To register by phone or email, contact Felice Herman, 202.580.7321.

Proceeds benefit the preservation and growth of Tudor Place. Tickets are non-refundable; if you purchased tickets to an event and are no longer able to attend, we thank you for your support of our museum.

OBC Grain & Hop Garden Grand Opening

Saturday October 15th 9 AM - 5 PM

Norfolk Botanical Garden

Tickets available HERE.

Make your way to the GRAND OPENING of our NEW O’Connor Grain & Hop Garden at Norfolk Botanical Garden, where we are growing all sorts of beer ingredients… and have a cold one with us!

Enjoy live music by The Framers, family-friendly activities, games, educational booths, food trucks and more! Food and beverages available for purchase... including our brand new Susan Constant Wheat Wine, which we are releasing simultaneously at the Garden and at OBC that day. 

Susan Constant Wheat Wine is the latest beer in the Virginia Vintage series--a showcase of vintage-style ales brewed with natural ingredients from the Commonwealth of Virginia. Using grains from Copper Fox Distillery (one of our partners on the O'Connor Grain & Hop Garden) and other local ingredients, our Virginia Vintage series exudes the essence of fine, artisanal Virginia products.

Entrance to the O'Connor Grain & Hop Garden is included with Garden Admission.

Also going on at NBG that day: Fall roses are in peak – learn our secrets! NBG is offering free walk and talk tours and a free rose pruning demonstration. ...And be sure to register for the War of the Roses CrossFit benefit workout challenge. With a registration fee of just $35 dollars, you will receive a War of the Roses t-shirt, a beer ticket and includes admission to the Garden. Plus, it’s for a great cause!

Boots and BBQ

Boots and BBQ 2016: Celebrating Creative Conservation

September 25th from 1 PM - 4 PM

Join us at our annual community outdoor celebration to be held at Juggs Farmhouse along the Rappahannock River on Sabine Hall Farm in Warsaw Virginia! The celebration will feature pulled pork, fried oyster appetizers, Copper Fox spirits, beer and wine, and homemade desserts. 


Ann Swanson, Executive Director of the Chesapeake Bay Commission. 

Music: Provided by DJ Russ Bertino. 

Stand Up Paddleboard and  "Virginia Adventures" Raffle, Northern Neck Exhibitors, and the Conservation Champion Award presentation are also highlighted at this year's event. 

Ticket cost: $40.00 includes food and beverages.

The event is rain or shine.  Call our office for tickets (804) 462-0979 or click below to purchase tickets online.

Chicago Indie Spirits Expo

Copper Fox is participating in the 6th annual Chicago Indie Spirits Expo this year! 

Use the discount code "friendofindie" to receive a $10 discount on any ticket! (…)

The Chicago Independent Spirits Expo Returns for a 6th year on September 21st, 2016 at the Chicago Hilton Hotel!

For the 6th year, the world largest gathering of small, independent & artisanal brands will converge on Chicago, much to the delight of spirits enthusiasts everywhere. What started out as just three small brands conducting a tasting in a bar in New York City over 10 years ago has now grown to become one of the most anticipated underground spirit tastings on the planet. The brainchild of Dave Schmier, former owner of Redemption Rye & Temptation Bourbon whiskey brands, and Martin C. Duffy, U.S. Brand Representative for Glencairn Crystal and former Sr. Masters of Whisky for Diageo, the Indie Spirit Expos has taken place in San Francisco, New York City, Las Vegas and New Orleans (during the fabled Tales of the Cocktail week). Now the Windy City hosts the grandest of them all!

The CISE provides members of the service industry as well as consumers an opportunity to meet the new wave of creative & innovated distillers, bottlers, importers and distributors as they sample & speak about their spirits. Attendees will be able to chose from over 500 spirits within the major liquor categories of vodka, gin, rum, tequila, mescal, whisk(e)y, liqueurs and even drink mixers from around the world.

Taste of the Region

Also on Saturday, August 27th, join Rick Wasmund at the Taste of the Region, sponsored by the Omni Homestead Resort! 

The 5th annual Taste of the Region will feature an evening of tastings and local flavors with live music by the Red Light Rodeo All Stars Band! 

  • $65 adult/$25 Children 6yr - 12 yr 
  • Each guest will receive two drink tickets that are good for a "taste"of two featured wines, beers or spirits. 
  • Chilren's price includes one ticket good for a craft  soda


More Information about the event and tickets for purchase are available HERE

Belle Grove Wine Festival

Join us on Saturday August 27th as we celebrate the bounty of Virginia at Belle Grove Plantation's annual Wine Festival, featuring regional vineyard tastings, music, chef demonstrations, and of course, Whisky! 

Belle Grove Wine Festival will take place in Middletown, Virginia from 11 am to 6 pm. Tickets and more information are available HERE.

Farm Country Feast

Join us on Saturday July 16th for the Farm Country Feast in Richmond, Virginia! 

The John Marshall Ballroom

101 North Fifth Street Richmond, VA 23219

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Tickets are available for purchase HERE.

All-inclusive. Savor this delicious, mouthwatering NEW event, held in the historic ballroom of the John Marshall Hotel (dress is casual), which features smoked, southern, soul & cajun cuisine from some of RVA's finest chefs, 18+ phenomenal Virginia and American craft beers (including ciders), 25+ Virginia whiskeys and spirits (including a few cocktails), a selection of premium Virginia wines, and live music.

Craft beer enthusiasts, spirits fans and foodies will swoon over this event.  Imagine imbibing top-shelf craft beverages with a tentative menu including artisan fried chicken, gourmet smoked cuisine, local Virginia crab cakes, gumbo, jambalaya, fried catfish bites, ham biscuits, backfin hushpuppies with remoulade, shrimp and grits, friend green tomatoes with pimento, black-eyed peas & stewed tomatoes, fried okra sticks, homemade cornbread, fresh farm salad, pecan & lemon chess pies, peach cobbler and more...  DON'T.  MISS.  THIS.  


Copper Fox and Whiskey Kitchen

May 10th! Join Copper Fox Distillery and O'Connor Brewing, Reaver Beach, Back Bay Brewing and Oozlefinch Brewery representatives for new releases of ales brewed with 40-70% Copper Fox Malts and ales aged in Copper Fox Distillery barrels. Available by the glass or to-go growlers.

Rappahannock Pantry Day

Please join your neighbors (and Copper Fox!) on May 7th to support and celebrate the Rappahannock Pantry.


The fifth annual Rappahannock Pantry Day is Saturday, May 7, 2016. On Pantry Day, there will be:

Pet Parade near the Washington School House at 10 a.m.  Registration at 9:30 a.m. 

Bring your favorite pet–Dogs/Pigs/Goats??

Please bring Cat and/or Dog Food to stock the shelves at the Food Pantry.

Feast at John Anderson’s home, Jessamine Hill, Washington. Virginia from 6-9 p.m.


Please support the Rappahannock Food Pantry by participating in Pantry Day activities.  

Ticket prices for the evening party are $100 per person. To reserve your seats, enter your information online below or call 540-675-3446.

Copper Fox Whisky Dinner with Elements Eatery

Join us for a spectacular 4-course dinner with Copper Fox pairings this Saturday, March 12th at Elements Eatery & Mixology. Rick Wasmund will be in attendance, and tickets are still available at $50 each. Don't miss out on all the fun. 

Saturday, March 12th, 2016 @ 6pm

(RSVP here:


-4 course dinner featuring 4 distinct Copper Fox spirits

Hosted by Copper Fox Master Distiller Rick Wasmund


Warm-up in the bar with a welcome cocktail: Copper Fox “Vir-Gin” cocktail

*dinner @ 6:30pm*

-Grilled Braised Beef with Tomato Demi-Glace

paired with “Belle Grove 1797 whiskey”


-Charred Vegetable Wood fired Pizza

paired with “Copper Fox Rye”


-Sliced Braised Turmeric Pork Loin with Tart Cranberry sauce

paired with “Wasmund’s Single Malt”


-Flourless Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Sauce

paired with “Elements Manhattan” 


$50.00 per person

(wine included)

(tax and gratuity not included)

Limited to 20 Tables