“Have the courage of your convictions” was the guiding principle of our founder, Dr. George G. Moore. That same passion and dedication has led us to pioneer a new, world-class American Single Malt: Courage & Conviction.
Be the first to experience an early look into this new line with the release of Prelude: Courage & Conviction on Sunday, September 1st at our Lovingston, Virginia Visitors Center.
This product will also be available at select retailers in Virginia during the month of September and in other markets across the U.S. in October.
INTRODUCING PRELUDE: COURAGE & CONVICTION
Prelude: Courage & Conviction is truly a limited, one-time release, offering a snapshot into the building of the distillery’s Flagship release of Courage & Conviction, arriving in the Spring of 2020.
This sneak peek into the Virginia Distillery Company’s upcoming American Single Malt whisky line showcases the three core barrel profiles being used for future releases under Courage & Conviction: Bourbon, Sherry and Cuvée casks.
While the Bourbon and Sherry casks are more traditional styles for aging single malt, the Cuvée wine casks are a specialty cask, re-toasted and re-coopered specifically for Courage & Conviction. This barrel adds dried fruit and baking spice to the whisky as well as roundness to the finish.
Prelude: Courage & Conviction features early stocks of the distillery’s signature American Single Malt. It is aged one season less than the Flagship offering of Courage & Conviction, where the target profile is four years in cask. The Cuvée cask is present in Prelude: Courage & Conviction and will be amplified to highlight this key component in the inaugural Flagship offering of Courage & Conviction, arriving in the Spring of 2020.