Cider Barrel Matured Virginia Highland Malt Whisky (Batch 1)
Virginia Distillery Co. // Multiple Countries
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.
Blended MaltComprised 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 Typefinished in ex-cider casks
"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. "