PORT CASK FINISHED
World Whiskies Awards Best American Blended Malt 2018
Our flagship Port Cask Finished Virginia-Highland Whisky is made from 100% malted barley and showcases both Old World and New World whisky-making. Virginia Distillery Company marries whisky made on-site in Virginia with whisky from Scotland. Cask finishing in port-style wine casks sourced primarily from Virginia adds depth and complexity.
Nancy Fraley, an International spirits nosing expert, has assisted in putting together this flagship whisky and offered the following notes: “On the nose, dried fruit and raisins are evident, along with vanilla and barrel spice. The palate displays hints of toffee, cocoa and toasted oak with a soft finish.”
Enjoy neat, with a cube or a splash of water or in a specialty cocktail.
Virginia-Highland Whisky is a culmination of Old World and New World whisky making, showcasing 100% malted barley whisky made on-site in Virginia married with whisky from Scotland.
Our second batch of Chardonnay Cask Finished Virginia-Highland Whisky rested for an average of 12 months in finishing casks sourced primarily from Virginia wineries such as Grace Estate Winery, Michael Shaps, Virginia Wineworks and Paradise Springs Winery.
Each partner barrel brings nuance and complexity to the whisky, with notes of lemon zest, green apple and honeysuckle. Hints of pear, vanilla and baking spices add intrigue on the palate, finishing with a soft creaminess.
Enjoy neat, with a cube or a splash of water or in your favorite cocktail.
This whisky is available at our Visitors Center and in Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Virginia and Washington DC.
Production: 255 (4.5L) cases in 750ML bottles
The Brewers Batch is a new collection being offered under Virginia Distillery Company’s Virginia-Highland Whisky series. This batch features finishing casks sourced from local breweries.
The first batch was done in collaboration with Three Notch’d Brewing, a Central Virginia favorite.
Three Notch’d Brewing created a Wee Heavy style beer especially for this collaboration called “Stage Road”. The brewery used Virginia Distillery Company’s whisky casks to age the beer for a number of months and Virginia Distillery Company took the barrels back for finishing this inaugural release of Brewers Batch. The whisky finished in these casks for 12 months.
The Brewers Batch Virginia-Highland Whisky is made from 100% malted barley and showcases both Old World and New World whisky making. Virginia Distillery Company marries whisky made on-site in Virginia with whisky from Scotland. A focus on cask finishing adds depth and complexity.
Notes of mocha and toffee as well as a hint of cocoa play on the palate. The “Stage Road” beer influence is there, resulting in a rich malty caramel note which accentuates the vanilla notes found in the originating whisky cask.
Production: 250 cases. Suggested retail price, 750mL: $64.59
American Distilling Institute 2018 Best of Class
The Cider Cask Finished Virginia-Highland Whisky is made from 100% malted barley, marrying whisky from Scotland with whisky made on-site in Virginia. The whisky is then cask finished for 8 – 12 months in cider casks coming from producers such as Potter’s Craft Cider. This release is offered annually during the fall and is a limited release. Notes of apple, vanilla and pear are evident on the nose along with a hint of caramel.
On the palate, some creaminess and sweetness from the malt, along with caramelized wood sugars from the oak, melds with a pleasant touch of acidity from the cider. Enjoy neat, with a cube or a splash.
SOLD OUT at the Visitors Center. Limited availability at other retailers.
We are looking forward to releasing our ultra-premium American Single Malt whisky that is 100% distilled and aged on-site in the Spring of 2020. The flagship product will be a combination of ex-Bourbon, sherry and re-toasted wine casks, fully aged and matured in our cask houses. Sign up for our newsletter to get updates on the process as we begin the countdown to release!