Friday, March 1, 2024

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM


Main Street Station
1500 E Main St.,
Richmond, Virginia, 23219


An Indulgent Whiskey, Wine & Global Smoked Cuisine Experience

Take a smoky walk around the country and the world with this uniquely crafted signature event showcasing a robust selection of top-shelf whiskeys and other spirits primarily from Virginia, Colorado, Kentucky, Tennessee, Utah, West Virginia and Scotland, premier wines from Virginia and other regions of the world, and scratch-made, expertly prepared global smoked cuisine representing an array of regional American and international cuisines. 

Kick off the Expo's biggest weekend with this unforgettable night of indulgence and laid-back luxury, which also includes an incredible silent and live auction, and live music by highly-acclaimed, international recording artist, Quatro na Bossa, featuring captivating vocalist, Laura Ann Singh!

We're devoted to properly educating you about the drinks you taste, which is why we insist that every beverage at SMOKED! is poured by knowledgeable representatives - whether they be distillers, winemakers, distributor representatives, proprietors, or experienced volunteers - capable of explaining about the drinks they are serving you. 

Foodies, wine lovers, and whiskey enthusiasts will love this event.

Wineries Represented at SMOKED! as of 2/3/2024*

You'll enjoy a curated list of wines from Virginia and other prestigious international and national regions.  [Note: most Virginia wines will be posted closer to the event date.]

Penner Ash, Monsanto, Prelius Prile, Mazzei, Elk Cove, Liveli, Feudo, Mastro Radici, Citto de Volpava, Williamette Valley, La Valentina, Buglioni, Sella Mosca, Benanti, Tenuta Regaleali, Lemelson, Sartori, Banfi (Magna Cum Laude), Caparzo, Ca Maiol Lugana Virginia Wines Coming Soon.

*Subject to change

Participating Distilleries as of 2/3/2024*

Below please find the list of participating distilleries and distillery/spirits groups.   We expect to add to this list in the weeks leading up to SMOKED!   Please note that you will be able to taste and buy all spirits from Virginia distilleries.  

Virginia Distilleries:  A. Smith Bowman, Virago, Tarnished Truth Distilling Company, Chesapeake Bay Distillery, Three Crosses Distilling, Sandy River Distillery, Iron Clad Distilling, Hill Top Distillery, KO Distilling, Reservoir Distillery, Virginia Distillery Company, Copper Fox Distillery 

National Distillery Groups & Brands (other than Virginia):  Brown Forman (Old Forester, Jack Daniels, et al), Uncle Nearest, Sagamore Spirit, Smooth Ambler, Constellation Brands (High West, Nelson Bros.)

*Subject to change

SMOKED! Menu as of 2/25/2024*

We are introducing a refreshed and flavorful menu in 2024.  

  • Smoked blue fish over warm potato salad with celery sprouts served on bamboo Asian style
  • Tandoori marinated woodfire grilled chicken served with rice on lettuce wrap
  • Harvest lentil salad with butternut squash, kale, pomegranate arils, feta and balsamic-fig vinaigrette
  • Smoked duck reuben with duck fat fried potato tots
  • Smoked curried peach skewers
  • Woodfire hoagie with tender sliced beef
  • Hatch chili Mac n' cheese
  • Pork belly burnt ends
  • Smoked deviled eggs filled with spiced garlic aioli yolks and topped with baby heirloom tomatoes, smoky candied bacon and micro greens
  • Moroccan smoked leg of lamb with grilled vegetable couscous, pickled red onion, cucumber salsa and pomegranate
  • Smoked duck confit and goat cheese wonton
  • Smoked pastrami carving station
  • Smoked chicken salad
  • BBQ baby back pork ribs
  • Smoked Texas rope sausage, pork and beef, mild spice with hints of maple, sauce served on the side
  • BBQ portobello, smoked then grilled. VEGAN. Meat eaters will never know it’s a mushroom!
  • Fresh collards braised with smoked pork
  • Smoked beef cheek confit taco
  • Woodfire pizzas  and woodfire hushpuppies created fresh onsite, multiple varieties, try them all!
  • Green beans tossed in a brown butter sauce
  • Peter Chang special Szechuan smoked chicken with vegetables
  • Premium deli smokehouse meat selection (Publix)
  • Smoked Use cheesecake
  • Red Truck Bakery Applejack Butter Pecan Bundt Cake
  • Red Truck Bakery Lexington Kentucky Bourbon Cake
  • Red Truck Bakery Alma Hackney Rum Cake

*Subject to change

Regions of Emphasis

Whiskey:  Nearly 100+ whiskeys available for sampling come primarily from Virginia, Kentucky, West Virginia, Tennessee, Utah and Scotland.

Wine:  While Virginia wine is always emphasized at SMOKED!, premium wines from Virginia and other regions of the world, will also be available in abundance.  

NOTE:  There will be more wine stations in 2024 spread out over a larger area of the event space to ensure there is ample room for our wine drinking attendees.

Ticket Package Availability and Build Your Own Package

This SMOKED! General event can be purchased a la carte or as part of two ticket packages, ‘Tequila Whiskey Explorer’ and ‘General Weekend’.  For details on these ticket packages, please check out the Ticket Packages page.  Also, to curate your own experience, you can buy tickets to the VIP/Early session using “build your own package” and save 15% on 3 events or save 20% on 4.

With Your Ticket, You Will:

  • Taste well over 100 premium beverages including whiskeys, other barrel-aged spirits, and wines
  • Savor an expanded menu of smoked and some non-smoked cuisine from various regions of the U.S. and around the world.  Food selections will satisfy both meat lovers and vegetarians.
  • Enjoy the opportunity to buy virtually all Virginia whiskeys to take home.
  • Enjoy an extraordinary silent and live Auction and bid on items quickly and easily with your mobile phone.
  • Enjoy choosing either a Stolzle crystal whiskey glass or a Stolzle crystal wine glass to use at the event and take home.
  • Enjoy complimentary spirit-check, which will hold bottles of whiskey you purchase until you leave the event, and coat check services.
  • Enjoy complimentary artisan water throughout the event.
  • Enjoy using seating at tables and cocktail rounds located throughout the event space.
  • Enjoy a covered, designated smoking area conveniently located just outside the event space.

Important Information

  • *All spirits and wine tables will end tastings at 9:45 p.m., fifteen minutes before the end of the event.  However, some of those tables will still remain open only for closed bottle sales if they are a Virginia distillery.
  • Only 21 years or older are permitted to enter the event.
  • Smart casual or smart chic attire recommended.
  • All inclusive.
  • Cost of admission is $3.  The remaining costs cover the privilege to consume sampled food and drinks (excluding complimentary water) and the crystal wine glass.
Main Street Station, venue for SMOKED!