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Smith River Spirits

Distillery

Smith River Spirits, a Brandy Distillery based in Ridgeway, has opened its doors in time for this weekends NASCAR races at Martinsville Speedway. 

Smith River Spirits distills a variety of Brandy products including "[a] traditional wine Brandy aged in charred white oak barrels", says Kevin Nelson, co-founder and Master Distiller. In addition to wine Brandy, they also feature a line of apple brandy products, playfully named after Patrick County attorney and co-founder Alan Black, called Apple Black.

Due to COVID-19, Virginia ABC has allowed distilleries to deliver within normal ABC hours of operation. Smith River Spirits will be delivering between 1-9 pm daily, excluding Sunday, within a 25 mile radius of the distillery. Additionally, the business is able to ship its products across the state of Virginia.

Smith River Spirits is conveniently located behind the Martinsville Speedway at 1317 Eggleston Falls Rd, Ridgeway, VA 24148. The current hours of operation are: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 1pm - 6pm.

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