The original pipeline of 1873 still supplies water to Virginia City from Marlette Lake, high above Lake Tahoe.

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Official Spirit of Virginia City - Cemetery Gin

"Guaranteed to embalm you... While you're still breathing"

CemeteryGin LogoIn 1859 it was said the only way to safely drink the water in Virginia City was to mix it with two parts gin. Our bottled local brew, laced with lavender and Nevada pine nut, is much better in taste and quality than the swill of the early miners. Along with gin, death was a frequent visitor in Virginia City with nearly one funeral a day. In our "salute" to the largely Irish population we give you Cemetery Gin endorsed by the undertaker's union and guaranteed to embalm you while you are still breathing. 

Commemorate your time on the Comstock with reimagined Cemetery Gin. Our Gin is all Nevada made and produced; distilled and bottled by Frey Ranch out of Fallon, NV. Distirbuted to Virginia City local watering holes through Southern Wine and Spirits. 

Virginia City Locations 

Regional Locations 

Virginia City Visitor Center
Bucket of Blood
Mark Twain Saloon
Red Dog Saloon
Virginia City Brewery
Comstock Creamery
Palace Restaurant
Cider Factory
Delta Saloon
Gold Hill Hotel

1864 Tavern - Reno, NV
Aloha Discount Wine Bar - Carson City, NV
Battle Born Wine - Gardnerville, NV
Beer NV - Reno, NV
Chapel Tavern - Reno, NV 
Cowboy's Liquor - Carson City, NV
Crossroads Lounge - Carson City, NV
Dart Beverage Center - Stateline, NV
Diamonds Casino - Reno, NV
Fallon Coffee - Fallon, NV
Feast - Reno, NV
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Stateline, NV
Jo's Stillwater Tea Room - Fallon, NV
Minden Meat and Deli - Minden, NV
Montbleu Resorts Casino - Stateline, NV
Peppermill Reno - Reno, NV
Raley's (Keystone) - Reno, NV
Raley's (Wedge Pkwy) - Reno, NV
Raley's (Tahoe Blvd) - Incline Village, NV
The Corner Bar - Minden, NV 
The Gallery Bar - Elko, NV 
Total Wine & More - Reno, NV


For retailers, restaurants and liquor stores please contact Southern Wine & Spirits for your order. 
Southern Wine & Spirits

Please drink responsibly. Cemetery Gin. Distilled from grain. 45% alc/vol. 2015 Cemetery Gin. Grown, distilled and bottled by Churchill Vineyards at Frey Ranch, Fallon, Nevada.

Must be 21 years or older.

For more details about Frey Ranch and their family of products visit them online at

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