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MurLarkey Distilled Spirits

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J E wrote a review Nov 2020
Fredericksburg, Virginia5,912 contributions405 helpful votes
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One Word… “AMAZING!!!” We’ve been going to local wineries for years (having tried nearly all of VA’s 275+ wineries and most all in MD as well), as well as several distilleries, meaderies and even breweries…. This place is hands-down in the top 5 of places we’ve visited and definitely the BEST when it comes to amazing service and the best distillery! When we went, the theme was “Speakeasy” and that just happens to be one of the themes and places we LOVE to visit! They really did it right… they did it PERFECTLY! Customer service was over-the-top attentive, friendly, helpful and explained so much you might want to know when deciding what to drink, how things are made, etc and they offer all the samples you might want to help you decide! Papi’s menu and skills are incredible and he actually loves what he does and really cares how you feel about his amazing work behind the bar, both creating these concoctions and menus and making them for service. In fact, the day we went, they had three separate menus of Papi’s drinks and each were loaded with incredibly-designed adult beverages! We met some of the crew, like Kevin, the head distiller and he was more than helpful in explaining their distillation process and even showing us how natural and amazing the process is. Definitely would highly suggest a visit to this distillery. Don’t let the “warehouse building” look fool you, this place and what they offer is first class, but with a local, friendly, “down home” approach to providing excellent service. We’ll be back, many times!!!!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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NOVACJ wrote a review May 2019
Washington DC, District of Columbia164 contributions37 helpful votes
The staff are wonderfully helpful and friendly, and their spirits quite good, but we couldn't escape the feeling that we were day drinking in a dimly-lit room that felt a lot like a bar. Not exactly the vibe we were going for on a romantic Saturday afternoon date. The tastings occur at pub tables, and a mixologist comes from behind the bar to help you convert your neat whiskey into something a little more special, say, an orange dreamsicle. The stuff is so strong, folks are encouraged to share a tasting (pours are more than substantial enough to accomplish neat tastings and the "tastings" being converted into mini-cocktails, on the spot) to then be permitted to also order a cocktail afterward. Available food for purchase includes a nice selection of Boars Head meats and cheese, which are lifted from the open-bay fridge by the front door and served on a paper plate with a stack of Ritz crackers, and maybe a side bowl of Chex mix. Hence, the inescapable feeling we were at a bar. That being said, we bought one of the nicer bottles, and they have cute mini barrels available for purchase (which apparently make wonderful retirement or wedding presents). We'd recommend it, but maybe not for a romantic date when the weather is fine.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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hestradas wrote a review Dec 2018
Haymarket, Virginia58 contributions11 helpful votes
A must visit for sure. The staff is helpful and knowledgeable. The spirits are rich with flavor. Will for sure be back.
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Date of experience: December 2018
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VANorth wrote a review Nov 2018
Woodbridge2 contributions6 helpful votes
Did the MurLarkey Distillery Tour and Tasting with my family and nephew. The staff is amazing! Truly knowledgeable, inventive and take pride in their profession and product. Had a great time talking with the master distillers and tasting their wide variety of creations. Definitely a destination stop when you have family and friends in town and want to take the some place unique.
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Date of experience: November 2018
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ark4est wrote a review Nov 2018
Virginia9 contributions4 helpful votes
Stopped in expecting the usual tasting opportunity, turned into a delightful afternoon with "Papi" the Product Master, exploring the story of the brand and the making of the products on site, including local sourcing of ingredients and how it's all brought together (and this is during the tasting itself, while getting a personalized demonstration in how to tailor each taste with real fruit and spices). One tasting order can be shared among a group, and each taste can be tailored and enjoyed with different ingredients. It's also a tavern with bar, and an attached Virginia ABC outlet handles the bottle purchases. Not to be missed by wine and spirits fans.
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Date of experience: October 2018
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