- 48 Ratings
Whisky Walking Tour & Tasting in Lovingston
Broaden your understanding of the process behind single malt whiskies when you tour a local distillery. Mingle with the experts, ask any questions you have and enjoy a tasting.
What You Will Do
- Get an inside look at how a local distillery operates with a walking tour that takes you behind the scenes
- Check out the recently-launched museum and video display, which work together to paint a picture of national and local whiskeys
- Team up with professionals, who answer any questions you have and fill you in on insider secrets
- Sip on delicious samples and add some extra fun with freshly prepared cocktails from the menu
- Sample seasonally inspired mini and full cocktails, try a whisky-neat with a splash or cube, or choose your own flight featuring Virginia Highland Malt and your choice of two seasonal mini-cocktails
- Facility and museum tour
- Whisky Tastings
Per ABC law, no more than 3 ounces of whisky per person per day may be served. Children are welcome in the Visitors Center, but must remain with their parents the entire time. Only service dogs are allowed in the facility. Groups of eight or more, please email operator to reserve.
Tours are one hour and fifteen minutes. Prices vary depending on the type of whisky selected for tasting. The facility is ADA accessible and smoke-free. Non-alcoholic versions of the seasonal cocktails are also available.
Full refunds for cancellations made at least 48 hours in advance.
- 48 Ratings
Good whiskey, good tour, first-rate tasting room and campus; we'll be back.
Your distillery is awesome! Our tour guide Patrick was excellent! Very enthusiastic about what yall are doing! Can't wait to hear more from the Virginia Distillery!
Could have used a little time downstairs before the tour ......didn't have time to read the walls. Also, felt it was a little too expensive.
Well one was that we were very lucky and got effectively a private tour. The other is that I believe the tour is staged very well.
the experience was great. The facility is beautiful, everyone is friendly, and being able to see how the Whisky is made was a great experience.
A thoroughly entertaining and informative tour. A classy tasting room with great hosts. Oh - and a top notch single malt scotch!
The tour facilities and information was educational and interesting. Not having visited a whiskey distillery before, I got a great sense of the process. The docent took every question and gave clear answers. He was patient with my grandchildren, and he had a good sense of humor. It was well worth the trip and plan on doing it again. Great facilities, by the way, and the Highland Malt must always grace your counters!
The tour was very educational and interesting. Helene was a great guide and we really learned a lot!
The tour was well designed and very informative. The use of video segments, visual displays and live presentation was a nice blend. Our tour guide, Patrick, was excellent; very knowledgeable and able to answer all of our questions.
- Barbara C
Patrick was a delightful guide. I learned something new and, based on recent research, could pass along some new information to Patrick.
Awesome tour! Great whisky! Had a fantastic time!
My girlfriend and I are frequent visitors and when tours were offered, we were excited. The tour guide Patrick was excellent. He was very fun and informative. Will served our drinks afterwards and did a great job. We will be back for sure.
We were so impressed with your facility and how thorough your tour was. Our tour guide, Joan, was so knowlegeable and took her time explaining everything, telling stories along the way, and answering all of our questions. If she wasn't quite sure of her whole answer, he assistant Carol made notes to find out later. But this rarely happened as she knew so much!! She is a gem and you are so lucky to have her. The videos that were shown throughout the tour were so professionally done - the photography so impressive. We loved the whisky and the drink tastings. There were 4 in our party and one person didn't want to do any tasting, but in the end she tasted everything and enjoyed it!! Will was a great bartender, fun to talk to and you can tell he has been a bartender for some time. We bought a bottle of the whisky and some whisky glasses. Can't wait to bring some more friends back to your facility. Thank you so much for bringing this great business to this area of Virginia!!!
Excellent tour. Fantastic setting and outstanding staff.
Great staff and atmosphere. The whisky tour was done and informative.
Nice informative tour. Friendly staff. Pricing in gift shop a little over-the-top.
My husband, who is a single malt scotch drinker & I enjoyed our tasting tour very much. We both learned more about the distilling process from the harvesting of the barley to the barrell aging from the knowledgable tour guide. The visitor center was an attractive, comfortable place to relax after the tour and sample the cocktails that were mixed by the friendly bartender. It was quite an enjoyable afternoon which was luckily enhanced by gorgeous weather.
We visit VDC frequently. I am a whisky geek so depth is important to me. This was all I asked for at Father's Day. More discussion in the museum, distillery, and cask house would be an enhancement for me. Admittedly, most visitors, including my family, do not share my level of interest. Perhaps a Distiller's Tour for those interested.
Our tour guide, Patrick, was very personable and welcoming! We were not only impressed by the whiskey, but the service was amazing as well!
The Virginia Distillery Company has a beautiful facility in a peaceful setting. The tour was extremely informative, the whisky tasting delicious, the people very friendly. We stayed for a while, rocking on the porch, and enjoying the delicious variety of cocktails made with Virginia Highland Malt Whisky. All in all, a great afternoon!
Had a wonderful tour facilitated by Patrick. We enjoyed the lovely grounds, the distillery operations, and the tasting room. It's a beautiful place--the whiskey is quite nice too.
Great tour. Wonderful guide. Fantastic whisky!
All of the staff were very nice and professional. We immediately felt at home upon walking into the Great Room. We loved the tour and the young man that conducted the tour was engaging and knowledgeable about the history of the company and products. Lastly, we thoroughly enjoyed the different drinks and of course the Whiskey. We look forward to a return visit in the near future. Warm Regards, David and Mary
Great job by the VDC team! Tour was informative and well-timed. Meredith was upbeat -- a good VDC ambassador. (Note: The background music in the third video seemed to be a bit too loud, louder than in the first two videos, and made it harder to hear the narrative. You might reconsider backing down the music a bit.) Very professional appearance and impression. Keep up the good work!
Tour guide was really enjoying sharing her knowledge of the facility and the process.
Firstly I was impressed with the appearance and decor of the distillery both inside and out. All the staff were friendly and helpful and I now know how single malt whisky is made. Previously only having a vague idea. I wish you continued success. Regards Ian Anderson (Meredith's dad.)
- W Scott
Nice overview of the whisky making experience. Enjoyed seeing the process and storage facility. Great tasting and cocktails. Only suggestion might be to be given some time in the museum before the guide starts. There is lots of information on the panels, etc. but we weren't given any time to read them.
Top notch customer care and great product. Warm friendly smiles greet you at the visitors center, on the tour, and even in emails.
- John M.
I was on the very first tour! Amanda did a great job. She answered all questions very well.
Ou tour guide was friendly and informative. The museum downstairs was well done. The tour was just the right length of time and the highlight was actually tasting the whisky and enjoying the yummy cocktails! Hoping you will consider having food available for purchase even if it's just light snacks. I understand that you are going to rotate/ add the cocktails so we can have a better variety. All in all, we enjoyed the whiskey experience very much!
We had a great time on the tour. It was entertaining and informative. The Whiskey is terrific and the setting of the distillery as well as the friendliness of the staff made it a great experience.
Great atmosphere, everyone so friendly. Super tour guide and excellent mini museum. Wonderful little cocktails. A fun afternoon.