FORMER US Representative Denver Riggleman also owns and operates a distillery with his wife Christine.
The pair both attended high school in Manassas, Virginia and were married a year after graduation.
Who is Denver Riggleman?
The Virginia native played football at Stonewall Jackson High School before attending Burlington County College and later the University of Virginia and Villanova University.
Denver served in the US Air Force from 1992 zu 1996 and later went on to work as a commissioned officer with the 366th Fighter Wing and 34th Bomb Squadron at Mountain Home AFB, Idaho and in the National Security Agency (NSA) at Fort Meade, Maryland.
He joined the National Security Agency in 2003 and founded the Analyst Warehouse LLC in 2007 to provide intelligence consulting to government agencies.
Denver joined the US House of Representatives as a member of the Republican Party for Virginia’s fifth congressional district in 2018, where he served until he was defeated by Bob Good in 2020.
At the time of his defeat, er hat getwittert “I’m leaving Congress. I’m sitting on my deck watching our river-happy. Bourbon in hand (it’s past noon now) and thanking all of you for this incredible run. Time to help my wife make whiskey, grow hemp, support the IC and track conspiracy networks with @ncri_io Grifters beware.”
Who is Christine Riggleman?
Christine also grew up in Virginia and was married to Denver by the age of 19.
She earned a scholarshipLe Cordon Bleu Culinary School in 2000, but turned down the offer due to Denver’s military career.
While on a tour of Ben Nevis Distillery in Scotland in 2012, she became fascinated with the process of distilling.
Denver and Christine opened Silverback Distillery im August 2014, for which Christine serves as the CEO and master distiller.
The women owned distillery has earned over 16 international awards with even more on the state level.
Im 2014, she was named one of the top gin distillers in the United States through MSN.com and in 2017, she became the first person inducted into the ABV Network’s Bourbon Hall of Fame.
Do Christine and Denver have any children?
The pair have three daughters: Lillian, Abigail, and Lauren.
Lauren runs the distillery with her mother as an assistant distiller and general manager.
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Der Name “silverback” comes from a nickname given to Denver by his daughters due to his graying hair.
According to her Twitter bio, Abigail is a documentary filmmaker and is still involved in the family business as a chief media officer.
The family currently resides in Nellysford, Virginia, but have a second distillery location in East Shroudsberg, Pennsylvania.