Our Story

The late Dr. George G. Moore had a great passion for single malt whisky and his adopted home in Virginia. A native Irishman, George came to the U.S. in the 1970’s to seek new opportunities. In 2011, after many years of building successful businesses in both the U.S. and Ireland, George finally had the chance to combine his two passions when he started Virginia Distillery Company. Today, George’s son, Gareth Moore, along with his wife, Maggie Moore, have taken the helm to continue building George’s dream.

At Virginia Distillery Company, we carry George’s legacy forward by reinventing American Single Malt Whisky. Every barrel is a culmination of the world’s finest distilling, aged to perfection in the ideal climate of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. While inspired by time-honored traditions, we forge traditions of our own- making whisky more than what has been, while remaining true to ourselves and our home.

The result: a whisky that George would’ve been proud of.