I had the privilege to interview the owner of Chesapeake Bay Distillery and the creator of Blue Ridge Vodka and Beach Rum, Chris Richeson. Chesapeake Bay Distillery’s mission is to create clean spirits of exceptional quality that feature local ingredients and provide remarkable value. They are committed to supporting the community by establishing relationships with local farmers, suppliers, and restaurants. More importantly, they donate over 10% of their proceeds to the Navy Seal Foundation and other valuable local charities. Currently Chris produces two flagships spirits of Blue Ridge Vodka and Chick’s Beach Rum. They are headquartered in Virginia Beach, VA.