We’re proud of our proprietary line of spirits, distilled in partnership with Copper Fox Distillery in Sperryville, VA and based on production that we’ve termed From Farm to Still®. The result is our sister restaurant brand of Founding Farmers Rye Whisky, Founding Farmers Gin, and Farm Blend Pisco. And as no proprietary line would be complete without wine, we created our From Farm to Cork® category offering New York Vines White and Virginia Vines Rosé. All our Proprietary Beverages can be found behind the bar at our restaurants.
Founding Farmers Rye Whisky
The first of our proprietary From Farm to Still® line of spirits, Founding Farmers Rye Whisky has been behind our bar since its creation in 2009 and has since become a guest favorite. Founding Farmers Rye Whisky, created in partnership with Farmers Restaurant Group’s Beverage Director, Jon Arroyo, and Master Distiller, Rick Wasmund, is made with smoked apple, cherrywood, and malted barley grown by a farmer just down the road from the distillery – truly From Farm To Still®.
Founding Farmers Gin
Our Founding Farmers Gin is a unique single malt gin with a recipe that has been perfected for over two years. Released in 2013, Founding Farmers Gin is the product of our partnership with Copper Fox Distillery in Sperryville, VA.
In keeping with the From Farm To Still® philosophy, all the barley for this spirit is sourced from a neighboring farm while water for the distilling process comes from a nearby stream. Botanicals in Founding Farmers Gin, many of which are grown on the Copper Fox Distillery property, include juniper berries, cardamom, anise, orange peel, ginger, angelica, and lemon grass.
Farm Blend Pisco
Our From Farm to Still® Farm Blend Pisco is a smooth, flavorful spirit created with a freshly distilled blend of Peruvian grapes.
An ode to the glorious varieties of wines, ports, and brandies favored by our Founding Fathers, our Farm Blend Pisco is produced in Peru, where distilled grape wine from the Pisco Valley was originally developed hundreds of years ago. Beverage Director Jon Arroyo traveled to Peru, and continues a close partnership with our local Peruvian farmer, in order to select the best ingredients to craft our proprietary blend of this unique, quality spirit.
Our Farm Blend Pisco embodies the elements our team cherishes most about what makes handcrafted spirits extraordinary – the wonderful melding of high-quality flavors, using only the finest of ingredients.
New York Vines White
New York Vines White is our proprietary house blend white wine developed through our partnership with Brooklyn Oenology, a small producer winery that works to bridge the creative culinary, agricultural, and art worlds by crafting award-winning regional wines.
Brooklyn Oenology’s concept was founded upon a similar approach to sustainability and high-quality production standards that we strive for, so our collaboration flourished though the blending and production process. This light, crisp, and refreshing wine is a delicate blend of 70% Chardonnay, 15% Riesling, and 15% Vidal Blanc grapes harvested in the Catskills and Upper Hudson Valley region of NY State. A great accompaniment to just about any meal, our white wine was created to be enjoyed year round.
Virginia Vines Rosé
Virginia Vines Rosé is our proprietary house blend rosé handcrafted in Madison, VA with the talented team of vintners at Early Mountain Vineyards. We connected immediately with the winemakers at Early Mountain Vineyards as they are as committed to sustainable agriculture as we are. Evident throughout the beautiful, bountiful ecosystem they’ve created to preserve the natural correlation between soil, climate, and grape. Distinctly Virginian, our Virginia Vines Rosé is a refreshing, light, and balanced rosé developed to pair perfectly with our food offerings or enjoyed on its own.