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 unique Founding Farmers Pisco, created in collaboration with Macchu Pisco in Peru, and our New York Vines White and Virginia Vines Rosé wines. 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, currently available at Farmers & Distillers and soon to be available across all of our bars and restaurants. Our Founding Spirits Vodka is aslo featured in some of our famous cocktails at Farmers Fishers Bakers and Founding Farmers DC.

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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


Founding Farmers Rye Whisky | Rémy Martin VSOP | Absinthe | Demerara | Bitters


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 | Double Cross Vodka | Cocchi Americano


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


Founding Farmers Gin | Green Chartreuse | Lemon | Lemongrass

Founding Farmers Pisco

Our specially blended Pisco is a smooth, flavorful spirit created with freshly distilled Peruvian grapes. An ode to the glorious varieties of wines, ports, and brandies favored by our Founding Fathers, our Founding Farmers Pisco is produced with Macchu Pisco in Peru, where distilled grape wine from the Pisco Valley was originally developed hundreds of years ago. FRG Managing Partner, Beverage & Distillery Jon Arroyo travels to Peru in order to select the best ingredients to craft our proprietary blend of this unique, quality spirit. Our 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 ingredients.

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


Founding Farmers Pisco | Lime | Star Anise | Ginger | Peruvian Bitters


Founding Farmers Pisco Infused with Pineapple & Mint | Lemon | Cinnamon


Founding Farmers Pisco | Lime | Curaçao | Maraschino | Cane Syrup

New York Vines White

New York Vines White is our 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 also strive for, so our collaboration flourished through 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 throughout New York State. Crafted to be enjoyed year round, this white wine is a great accompaniment to just about any meal.

New York Vines White is served by the glass or bottle at all FRG restaurants.

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.