It just has to be.
It’s the one with the new distillery.
It’s called KO Distilling, and it opens this weekend a well-placed cannon-shot away from Bull Run.
If you like to gaze longingly at copper stills, barrels, bottles and the stuff that comes out of them, start with this slideshow.
Then, take a look at these numbers.
2: Cofounders, each a former defense contractor and graduate of the US Merchant Marine Academy, hence the military references throughout.
1: Original painting depicting rebel troops plundering a Union train car. (See, we told you.)
2: Tufted-leather couches in the tasting room next to that painting—and a fireplace.
3: Tastes of liquor that you can bring over to those couches—a gin, a Navy-strength gin and a white whiskey.
8: Botanicals that go into those gins. You’ll taste mostly citrus, cardamom and coriander.
550: Gallons the giant Kentucky-copper still holds. You can see it on the tour. Because of course there’s a tour.
80: Barrels of rye aging in the back storeroom.
5 to 8: Years it will age before they release it.