Our Story

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 wife, Angela Moore and their son, Gareth Moore, along with his wife, Maggie Moore, have taken the helm to continue building George’s dream.
“Have the courage of your convictions,” was a saying George often repeated to friends and family. His credo became our core principle. From the impeccable quality of the ingredients we source, to the years spent perfecting our maturation process, we make whisky the right way – our way – never sacrificing the best for the easier, safer path.
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.