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Driven by Audi Virginia Beach, part of the Checkered Flag Family

Tickets no longer available online, purchase at the door!

November 3 2018


Welcome to the first annual Virginia Bourbon Invitational in Virginia Beach, VA. This first-of-its-kind event will be hosted by The Cavalier Hotel and Tarnished Truth Distilling Company and will feature a full day of 17+ distilleries, live music on the Cavalier Great Lawn, tapas style food from leading culinary restaurants, and more. Come sample a wide variety of bourbons and whiskeys while overlooking sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean from the great lawn of The Cavalier. General admission and VIP tickets are limited, so purchase at the door to ensure your spot on the lawn. 



 Participating Distilleries:

Belmont Farm Distillery | Catocin Creek | Silverback | S Smith Bowman | VDA | Belle Isle | Reservoir Distillery | Dome and Spear Distillery | Copper and Oak Craft Spirits | Iron Clad Distillery Co. | Fillibuster | Heaven Hill | Elijah Craig | Larceny | Henry McKenna | Buffalo Trace | Jose. A Magnus & Co. | Seven Stills | Smooth Amber Spirits | Knob Creek | Makers Mark | Belmont Farm Distillery


 November 3, 2018 | 1pm-5pm, VIP Entry at 12pm

The Virginia Bourbon Invitational will take place on The Cavalier Hotel's sprawling great lawn overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. 12:00 p.m VIP entry, 1:00 p.m. General Admission. Last call is at 4 p.m.


Anthony Rosano & The Conqueroos and Bennett Wales & the Relief will provide live music on the main stage throughout the day with additional entertainment in the Hunt Room following the event.
Read more about the artists here.

Tapas Style Food

Virginia Beach's best restaurants will be present with specially prepared menus exclusively for The Invitational. Restaurants include Becca, The Hunt Room, The Cavalier Beach Club, Saltine, Varia, and Grain. 

The Hunt Room

After the event concludes, join us in The Hunt Room for more live music, drinks, with an inside peek at Tarnished Truth Distilling Company. 



We invite you to make a weekend of the event and join us at The Cavalier Hotel with a special VBI rate. Lounge on the loggias, brunch at Becca and settle in to SeaHill spa. Hurry - these rooms won’t last long!


Get Tickets at The Door!

Those wanting to attend the Virginia Bourbon Invitational can choose from two ticket tiers at the door of the event:

• General Admission | The Cavalier, offered at $125 per person: Event entry at 1:00pm, unlimited bourbon tastings, small plates from six local restaurants, live entertainment, and cigar bar access. 

• VIP | The Connoisseur, offered at $195 per person: Early event entry at 12:00 noon featuring exclusive high-end tastings, unlimited bourbon tastings, small plates from six local restaurants, live entertainment, cigar bar access, swag bag filled with hats, glasses, T-shirts and more from participating distilleries. 


Add-on Tickets:

Bourbon Invitational Barrel Club | $150
250 shares of the barrel, Barrel to be opened and bottled after 3 years of aging, To be distributed at the 4th Annual Bourbon Invitational

Distillery Dinner | $200 Friday, 11/02 |
Tarnished Truth Dinner

Distillers Brunch | $50 | Sunday, 11/04 |

Thank You to our 2018 sponsors:

Audi Virginia Beach, a part of the Checkered Flag Family

Smooth Ambler

Davey Tree

All Star Glass & Mirror

Levin Contracting

Core Assurance

WM Jordan

Franklin Johnston Group

Union Bank & Trust

Emerson Cigars

William C. Haycox, Jr. CFBS, CLTC, C(k)P, MassMutual Commonwealth

Towne Bank

Interested in becoming a sponsor? View details & information here.