In the true spirit of sustainability, we craft our own line of proprietary beverages.

The Founding Farmers Spirit Project, our collection distilled in partnership with Copper Fox Distillery in Sperryville, VA, includes our Founding Farmers Rye Whisky and Founding Farmers Gin, as well as our Virginia Vines Rosé wine. All of these proprietary beverages, described in more detail below, can be found at our restaurants. We have also opened our very own distillery in DC, Founding Spirits, where we are handcrafting vodka, amaro, and American whiskey, in-house at Farmers & Distillers.

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The first in The Founding Farmers Spirit Project proprietary line, 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 FRG Managing Partner, Beverage & Distillery Jon Arroyo and Master Distiller Rick Wasmund, is made with smoked apple, cherrywood, and malted barley grown by farmer Billy Dawson’s Bay’s Best Feed in Heathsville, VA, just down the road from the distillery.

Give it a try at one of our restaurants, straight up or in one of our original cocktails:


Founding Farmers Rye Whisky | Citrus | Ginger | Bitters


Founding Farmers Rye Whisky | Citrus | Grenadine | Sweet Vermouth


Our Founding Farmers Gin is a unique single malt gin with a recipe perfected for over two years. Released in 2013, it is the product of our partnership with Copper Fox Distillery in Sperryville, VA. In keeping with The Founding Farmers Spirit Project 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.

Give it a try at one of our restaurants, straight up or in one of our original cocktails:


Founding Farmers Gin infused with Chamomile, Ginger & Blueberries | Lemon | Jerk Soda


Founding Farmers Gin | Green Chartreuse | Lemon | Lemongrass

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.

Virginia Vines Rosé is served by the glass or bottle at all FRG restaurants.