With Nintendo's Wii U now more than a year old, the two remaining members of the triopoly of video game console makers - Microsoft and Sony - are now vying for market share with the latest versions of their signature consoles.More >>
With Nintendo's Wii U now more than a year old, the two remaining members of the triopoly of video game console makers - Microsoft and Sony - are now vying for market share with the latest versions of their signature consoles. More >>
Three Richmond area friends, Brian Marks, Vince Riggi, and Alex Wotring, decided to make moonshine, not in a bathtub in the backwoods, but, for starters, in a Chicago distillery.
Said Marks, "I think we've been whiskey lovers our whole lives. I've always had an urge to create something. We felt this was a good area where we could create something that had roots here in Richmond."
Those roots are in Belle Isle's history. Explained Wotring, "Belle Isle Manufacturing was on Belle Isle and during the Civil War, it produced premium copper kettles. During the war, bourbon was outlawed because corn was needed to feed the soldiers."
The partners hope to start making Belle Isle Moonshine in a Richmond distillery in a few months.
Once they do, they say you'll find it on all ABC store shelves. Until then, you can order a bottle for $30 through ABC or find it on shelves at Thompson Street ABC store in Richmond.
They're tapping into a renewed interest in craft brewing and moonshine itself. Said partner Vince Riggi, "More distilleries are popping up. Shows like Moonshiners, as well as Mad Men and Boardwalk Empire, they create that enthusiasm for whiskey, not just moonshine.
The three hope it's the cocktail for success. "The whole ride, really, has been able to take this dream of ours and put it into a bottle," said Wotring.
Sunday, April 20 2014 7:01 PM EDT2014-04-20 23:01:56 GMT
Neighbors in Henrico's West End say they were shocked and appalled, Easter Sunday morning, after finding eggs with messages left on their front lawns. Neighbors of the Tuckahoe community call the messagesMore >>
Neighbors in Henrico's West End say they were shocked and appalled, Easter Sunday morning, after finding eggs with messages left on their front lawns. The message read "‘Diversity' = White Genocide."More >>
Sunday, April 20 2014 9:10 PM EDT2014-04-21 01:10:32 GMT
On Sunday, Petersburg Police provided an update on the investigation surrounding the deaths of four people, including a child.More >>
Alexander Roosevelt Hill, Jr. has been identified as a person of interest in the investigation. Hill is currently wanted for violating a protective order, providing false information to police, and assault. Petersburg Police said Hill should be considered armed and dangerous. More >>
Monday, April 21 2014 12:04 AM EDT2014-04-21 04:04:50 GMT
Henrico firefighters are on the scene of a two-alarm fire at Trinity Lutheran Church. The call came in just before 6:00 p.m. Sunday for the church, located in the 2300 block of North Parham Road. FirefightersMore >>
According to witnesses, the fire broke out in the main sanctuary around 5:15 p.m. Sunday. The church, located in the 2300 block of North Parham Road, was not holding a service at the time. More >>
Sunday, April 20 2014 9:49 AM EDT2014-04-20 13:49:56 GMT
Virginia State Police are investigating a fatal car accident that occurred Saturday evening in Prince George County. The accident, involving a tractor-trailer and passenger vehicle, occurred in the southboundMore >>
The accident, involving a 2001 Kenworth tractor-trailer and a 1999 Volvo, occurred in the southbound lanes of Interstate 295, north of the Interstate 95 interchange, at approximately 7:54 p.m. More >>
He was once a stranger to Anna Majure -- just a man behind her in the drive-through at a local fast food restaurant on Forest Drive. But in a split second, Clark McCarthy went from stranger to savior.More >>