The Roanoker - November/December 2017 - 75
THANK YOU VIRGINIA!
The second Annual Virginia Craft Spirits Showcase took place on Sept. 16, 2017 at the Roanoke
City Market Building. Benefitting TAP and provided by the Virginia Distillers Association and
LeisureMedia360 (publisher of The Roanoker), the event attracted hundreds of attendees and
celebrated Virginia's finest craft-made distilled spirits. In all, 22 Virginia-based distilleries
were present for this year's Showcase and more than 70 unique spirits and mixed drinks were
available for sampling by ticket holders. Additional entertainment included music, "Grains-toGlass" Distiller seminars, and the second Annual "Battle of the Bartenders," which was won by
Robert Gregory of FIN Seafood in Newport News.
A big THANK YOU to all of our sponsors: Lucky Restaurant, Fortunato Restaurant, Stellina
Restaurant, The Harvester Performance Center, The Roanoker magazine, The Fresh Market, WPLY
Sports Radio, K92, Q99, Star Country, WFIR, 101.5 / 102.5 The Mountain and Press Press Merch.