Cider Barrel Matured Virginia Highland Malt Whisky (Batch 1)

Blended Malt

Virginia Distilling Co. // Multiple Countries

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  • Distiller Score

    87
  • Avg. Rating

    4.13
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 8 )

Virginia Distillery Company's Cider-Barrel Matured Virginia Highland Malt Whisky is the first in a new lineup dubbed the Commonwealth Collection, each of which showcases a partnership with another Virginia producer. Here, used Potter's Craft Cider barrels finish the whiskey, a blend of Scottish Highland malt whisky and Virginia-made whiskey from a malt mash. Offered annually in limited availability at the distillery, and elsewhere in Virginia as well as Washington, D.C. First batch released October 2016.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    46.0
  • Blended Malt
    Comprised of malted whisk(e)y from two or more distilleries; aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
  • Cask Type
    finished in ex-cider casks

Tasting Notes

"A fruity nose offers several takes on apples, from overripe apples to a tinge of tart cider-vinegar, along with pears, melon, and honey. The palate is drier and far less fruity, offering oak, spice, grain, hay, toffee, and honey. A long and smooth finish opens up larger, offering a range of sherry-influenced citrus, zest, and spice, all laced with baked apples. "

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Fruity & Rich