September Tastings

Here is our tasting schedule for September, we hope you can come say Hi! Friday 9/1, 6-8pm at 3333 Virginia Beach Boulevard, VA Beach Saturday 9/2 3-5pm at 619 Pilot House Drive, Newport News 6-8pm at 2400 Cunningham Drive, Hampton Friday 9/8, 6-8pm at 405 30th Street, VA Beach Saturday 9/9 3-5pm at 405 30th Street, VA Beach 6-8pm at 1612 Laskin Road, VA Beach Friday 9/15, 6-8pm at 1244 Richmond Road, Williamsburg Saturday 9/16 3-5pm at 621 Stoney Creek Lane, Newport News 6-8pm at 2400 Cunningham Drive, Hampton Friday 9/22, 6-8pm at 2400 Cunningham Drive, Hampton Saturday 9/23 3-5pm at 405 30th Street, VA Beach 6-8pm at 1612 Laskin Road, VA Beach Friday 9/29, 6-8pm at 2301 #M Colley Avenue, Norfolk Saturday 9/30 3-5pm at 5832 Northampton Boulevard, VA Beach 6-8pm at 3333 Virginia Beach Boulevard, VA Beach 6-8pm at 2400 Cunningham Drive,...

Tidewater Punch

Tidewater Punch This great punch is perfect for your next backyard party, light and fruity it’s sure to go fast. 1 bottle of Cranberry Juice 1 bottle of Pineapple Juice 1L Sprite  1L Club Soda OJ frozen concentrate Lime frozen concentrate 1/2 cup Grenadine 1 bottle of Tidewater Rum Mix all ingredients in a large pitcher and share with your...

Tidewater Piña Colada

Make this classic summer cocktail the next time you have friends over. Ingredients: Makes 4 Servings ½ fresh pineapple, cut into 1½-inch pieces 6 ounces sweetened cream of coconut 2 ounces unsweetened coconut milk 10 ounces Tidewater Rum 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice Maraschino cherries and lime wedges (for serving) Instructions: Freeze pineapple pieces in a plastic bag. (at least 3 hours) Shake cream of coconut and coconut milk before opening. Purée pineapple, cream of coconut, coconut milk, Tidewater Rum, lime juice, and 3 cups ice in a blender until it is the perfect slushy frozen drink consistency and garnish each with a cherry and lime wedge. Make Ahead: Pineapple can be chopped 3 months ahead and kept in freezer...

July Tasting Schedule

Bottles are shipping this week and Tidewater Rum will hit the shelves as the stores receive it. We scheduled tastings all over Hampton Roads, so stop by one of our tastings, try Tidewater Rum, and pick up a bottle to share with your friends. Saturday July 1, 12-2 pm at the Colley Ave store in Norfolk Sunday July 2, 3-5pm at the Churchland store in Portsmouth Friday July 7, 6-8pm at the Chesapeake Square store in Chesapeake Saturday July 8 12-2 at the Hilltop Store in Virginia Beach 3-5 at the Midtown Marketplace store in Portsmouth 6-8 at the Harborview Store in Suffolk Friday July 14, 6-8pm at the Coliseum Central store in Hampton Saturday July 15, 3-5pm at the 1434 Sams Club Drive store in Chesapeake Thursday July 20, 6-8pm at the Oceanfront store in Virginia Beach Saturday July 22 3-5pm at the Harboview store in Suffolk 6-8pm at the Chesapeake Square store in Chesapeake Friday July 28 3-5pm at the Colley Ave store in Norfolk 6-8pm at the Northampton Blvd store in Virginia Beach Saturday July 29 3-5pm at the Coliseum Central store in Hampton 6-8pm at the 619 Pilot House Drive in Newport News...

Norfolk’s Dead Reckoning Distillery will be up and rumming in 2017

From Southside Daily It’s been nearly two years in the making but soon, Dead Reckoning Distillery will be operating in Norfolk. For founder Derek Ungerecht and his business partner Matt Hartman, only a few months stand between them and crafting their first batch of Dead Reckoning rum in the distillery located at 312 W. 24th Street. When production begins next year, customers will be able to tour the distillery, learn about how craft rum is made and distilled and sample their rum varieties. A contracted ABC store, the distillery will also sell bottles of their rums for customers to take home. Dead Reckoning will offer two types of rum initially – the dark Dead Reckoning Craft Spiced Rum and a white rum called Rebel Rum – but they said they hope to expand their product line and experiment with aged rums in the future. Matt Hartman, left, and Derek Ungerecht, right, stand next to the still – which they built by hand – in their rum distillery. (Amy Poulter/Southside Daily) Ungerecht, a 32-year-old Army reservist and commercial truck salesperson, said his dream has always been to run his own business. He initially drafted a business plan to open a trucking company, but the idea just didn’t stick. “I stirred it around in my head for a few months and went cold on it,” Ungerecht said. “I started on the Dead Reckoning business plan and six months later, I still thought it was a great idea.” For Ungerecht, the microdistillery’s name takes on a number of meanings. He said he chose Dead Reckoning because he wanted to encapsulate the Navy town feeling of...

Dead Reckoning Distillery submits proposal with rum tasting room

From The Virginian-Pilot The city is one step closer to having a microdistillery with a tasting room. Derek Ungerecht, who wants to make rum, has submitted an application to open Dead Reckoning Distillery at 312 W. 24th St., close to the Ghent and Park Place neighborhoods. The business is planned for a 3,200-square-foot warehouse. Recently the state has relaxed regulations allowing the craft beer and craft spirit industries to flourish. Though liquor is usually sold in ABC stores, now distilleries can become “contract” stores and sell their products directly to customers. The City Council also approved a measure earlier this year that would let a microdistillery sell bottled liquor to drink off site. The proposal is scheduled for a public hearing with the Planning Commission in November. The council would vote on the application at a later time. Ungerecht said because he needs federal approval as well, he believes his business may not open until spring...