Cask Selections are available in three unique finishes bottled as single casks. They are made from 100% malted barley, marrying American Single Malt whisky made on-site in Virginia with aged malt whisky from Scotland. Cask finishing for an additional 8 to 12 months deepens the nuance and complexity of each single cask. Each cask is a one time release available only at select retailers.
Cuvée Cask- Raspberry, mocha and baking spice showcase the hallmarks of this cask type, a re-toasted red wine cask.
Sherry Cask- Tart cherry, golden raisins and pineapple meld perfectly together with subtle hints of pecan.
Rum Cask- The islands are calling with hints of tropical fruit and caramel, balanced with a soft creaminess.
Introduction to Journey Cask:
Join us on a distilling adventure as we celebrate our founder’s journey in the creation of Virginia Distillery Company with this new series. The Journey Cask Collection focuses on mentor distilleries from around the world, where the distillery or region was inspirational to our founder Dr. George G. Moore as he set out to make American Single Malt.
This series showcases exclusive single casks of aged single malts from various countries. The traditional name of each region is used to identify the series, a nod to the traditions of the past.
Hibernia: 11 year old Irish Single Malt Whisky
Our first Journey Cask is from George’s homeland, Ireland. Hibernia, showcases an 11 year old single malt from Ireland’s largest independent distillery, situated near where George grew up in County Louth.
We start with an important mentor for our founder, not just in the whisky journey but in the journey of life as well. John Teeling was instrumental in bringing George to the U.S. through a series of events, specifically advocating on George’s behalf for a scholarship to George Washington University in DC. This was to be the start of many journeys for George, and John Teeling remained a close friend and mentor throughout all of it. We honor both George and John with this dedicated cask, sourced from John Teeling’s own Great Northern Distillery. As a blending of our two distilling approaches, we have left the spelling of the whisky without the e, as the Irish typically leave it in.
Bottled at cask strength, on the nose, the whisky showcases aromas of soft caramel and milk chocolate mingled with toasted walnuts and vanilla. The palate evolves with notes of fresh nectarine and apricot merging into candied orange peel, shortbread, butterscotch and a hint of ginger.
This limited release single cask comes in a special collector’s box and decorated bottle. Bottled unfiltered, the true expression of the whisky can be seen. Enjoy this unique single cask this holiday season from your friends at Virginia Distillery Company.
*Journey Cask Hibernia was bottled unfined and unfiltered. This allows the true expression of the whisky to be showcased, as filtration can sometimes modify aromas and mouth feel components. As this is an 11 year old whisky bottled at cask strength, we thought it best to leave it in its natural state. Barrel char particulates may be evident in the whisky. This is perfectly normal in an unfined and unfiltered whisky. Please email email@example.com with any questions.
A long time ago, in a distillery far, far away... We teamed up with Scotch Trooper to again go beyond the norm with relentless dedication in delivering some of the finest most distinguished whisky expressions available and nothing but. May the dram be with you.
At Virginia Distillery Company, our whiskies reflect the traditions of whisky making combined with the influence of our home in the New World.
Marrying whisky from the Old World with ours made in the Highlands of Virginia, aged at least one year, yields a distinguished and complex spirit.
Cuvée wine cask finishing adds nuanced character with notes of raspberry, mocha and baking spices.
A limited number of trio packs are available in select markets. They feature 375ml bottles of the following products:
Port Cask Finished Virginia-Highland Whisky
Cider Cask Finished Virginia-Highland Whisky
Chardonnay Cask Finished Virginia-Highland Whisky