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Silverback Distillery

9374 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Afton, VA 22920-3180
+1 540-456-7070
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We were on a brewery tasting tour in the area and decided to stop in at Silverback Distillery to... read more

Reviewed December 9, 2017
naturistcouple1234
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
A Fun Stop!

This is a fun little distillery on the Nelson 151 route. They make their own vodka, gin, rye... read more

Reviewed November 14, 2017
D-Leader
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Waynesboro, Virginia
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Silverback Distillery produces ultra premium vodka, gin, rye whiskey and soon and bourbon. Surrounded by Mountains and bracketed by the Rockfish River, Silverback Distillery produces distinct and flavorful spirits through a perfect mix of Virginia grains, pure water and American craftsmanship.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“rye whiskey” (9 reviews)
“mixed drinks” (8 reviews)
“bloody mary” (5 reviews)
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Hours Today: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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9374 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Afton, VA 22920-3180
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+1 540-456-7070
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Reviewed December 9, 2017

We were on a brewery tasting tour in the area and decided to stop in at Silverback Distillery to taste their products. The place was deserted when we arrived but the door was open and the staff was very friendly. We tasted their vodka, gin,...More

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Lauren R, General Manager at Silverback Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded December 18, 2017

Thanks for the awesome review and for coming to see us!

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Reviewed November 14, 2017

This is a fun little distillery on the Nelson 151 route. They make their own vodka, gin, rye whiskey and bourbon. You can sample up to 3 oz. per day. It is worth a stop. The bloody marys are outstanding, but so are most of...More

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Lauren R, General Manager at Silverback Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded December 18, 2017

Thanks so much for your review! We hope to see you out again soon :)

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Reviewed November 12, 2017 via mobile

This place was not crowded on Friday and the sample flight was good. We also had the honey whiskey hot cocoa which was AWESOME! Hope to hit this place again soon.

Thank Angela S
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Lauren R, General Manager at Silverback Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded December 18, 2017

We hope to see you again soon, too! Thanks for the great review.

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Reviewed November 11, 2017 via mobile

This place was crowded bc of the holiday. I'm so glad we stopped. It has an intimate tasting room complete with cute gifts. The tshirts are hilarious. They sell whisky candles. They have $12 smoked cocktails where you pick the spirit. There are tasting mini...More

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Lauren R, General Manager at Silverback Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded December 18, 2017

Thanks so much for the great review! We hope to see you back in the nest again!

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Reviewed November 1, 2017 via mobile

Friendly knowledgeable staff. You can taste all the items alone or in a delicious original mixed drink. Casual and fun.. loved the smoky s'mores! Distillery wasn't set up for tours yet.

Thank Carrie B
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Lauren R, General Manager at Silverback Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded December 18, 2017

Thanks for the kind words, Carrie!

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Reviewed September 13, 2017

Excellent Bourbon! Friendly Staff! The first batch of Bourbon was amazing looking forward to more. If you are looking for something sweeter for football season you should not miss their Honey Bourbon! Much better than Jack Daniels or Jim Beam Honey and Bourbon. This is...More

1  Thank Yoshidog
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Lauren R, General Manager at Silverback Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded December 18, 2017

Thanks so much for the chest-thumping review! :)

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Reviewed September 12, 2017

Pleasantly surprised by this distillery. We normally stick with the wineries but decided to mix it up. Glad we did! I enjoy bourbon, and the selection of whiskey and bourbon were very good! I'm not normally a gin drinker, but I really enjoyed their version....More

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Lauren R, General Manager at Silverback Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2017

Thank you so much for giving the distillery a try! We hope to see you again :)

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Reviewed September 9, 2017 via mobile

A wonderful place. The staff was great, and all of their distilled spirits are very good. Thank you Jim.

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Lauren R, General Manager at Silverback Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2017

Thank you very much for your review!!

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Reviewed September 4, 2017 via mobile

Family operation run by mom with dad and the two daughters as able support. Lots of options to choose from and plant to take home for later. A must stop on the 151 booze cruise

Thank John M
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Lauren R, General Manager at Silverback Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2017

Thank you for your review, John! We hope to see you again!

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Reviewed July 19, 2017

They only make 4 liquors but they are amazing. A new company but multiple award wining spirits. I bought a bottle of Honey Rye Whiskey. Made with local honey.

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Lauren R, General Manager at Silverback Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2017

Thanks for the review, Rusty! :)

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