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Very good

We stopped by on a whim and glad we did. They offer a variety of spirits. Vodka, rye whiskey... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
TravelHounds_09
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Stem, North Carolina
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Amazing distillery!

We recently visited Silverback Distillery (for the second time) and had a blast. We brought friends... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2018
Wesley T
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Roanoke, 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...more
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9374 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Afton, VA 22920-3180
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We stopped by on a whim and glad we did. They offer a variety of spirits. Vodka, rye whiskey, white dog and a honey whiskey that almost tastes like a liquor. You can enjoy you tasting in shots or they'll mix up a drink that...More

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Reviewed 25 May 2018

We recently visited Silverback Distillery (for the second time) and had a blast. We brought friends with us this time who had never been and they loved it too. The service is just as good as their spirits. We did a large sampling and spent...More

Thank Wesley T
Reviewed 10 May 2018

My wife and I stopped in at Silverback this past weekend while on a trip to Afton to celebrate her birthday. From the moment we walked in, Maddie greeted us from the bar and welcomed us to the distillery. She then walked us through the...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 1 May 2018

The Gorilla is cost. My Lady and I stopped in for a taste of Bourbon. We did a taste of several products. The "smoked" cocktail is, in my opinion a gimmick. I asked for the price of a bottle of Bourbon? Because they allegedly won...More

Thank mhensleyowb
Reviewed 9 December 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 18 December 2017

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

Reviewed 14 November 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

Thank D-Leader
Lauren R, General Manager at Silverback Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2017

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

Reviewed 12 November 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
Lauren R, General Manager at Silverback Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2017

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

Reviewed 11 November 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

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

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

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

Thanks for the kind words, Carrie!

Reviewed 13 September 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
Lauren R, General Manager at Silverback Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2017

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

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