Scotch Whisky Association Lawsuit

Dear Loyal Fans of Virginia Distillery Company,

We are confident this complaint will be resolved, and we will be responding through the court system.  We stand behind our product and its labeling.

Our independent distillery launched the Virginia-Highland Whisky series over three years ago. Our production process pays tribute to both old world and new world techniques while taking advantage of our location and the climate provided by Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Our label clearly indicates the source of our whisky, stating “Whisky from Scotland, Married with Virginia Whisky”, and we have always been upfront in descriptions to our customers.

Our team invested countless hours and took the necessary and appropriate steps to design labeling for the series in conjunction with the federal TTB regulations and an additional inquiry from the Scotch Whisky Association. We’ve always been extremely transparent about our production process – from our labeling to the product’s marketing.

As the largest independently owned American Single Malt distillery in the U.S. with the capacity to make over 120,000 9L cases of ultra-premium American Single Malt whisky per year, we’re proud of our role in growing and championing the American Single Malt category. We plan to continue our expansion of the Virginia-Highland Whisky series line across the U.S. and look forward to the upcoming release of our Courage & Conviction American Single Malt line.

Sincerely,
Gareth H. Moore
CEO