Virginia Distillery Co. Courage & Conviction Dr. George G. Moore Batch
American Single Malt
Virginia Distillery Co. // Virginia, USA
The Dr. George G. Moore Batch is the first batch of Virginia Distillery Co.'s Courage & Conviction American Single Malt, named in honor of the distillery's late founder. The American single malt was distilled in 2016 from 100% malted barley and for this batch, filled into 37 casks: 21 ex-bourbon, 10 red wine "cuvée" casks, and 6 ex-sherry casks (two each of fino, oloroso, and Pedro Ximenez). The cuvée casks are former European red wine casks which were broken, shaved, retoasted, recharred, and reassembled. After 3 years of aging, the batch yielded 9600 bottles. Available April 2020.
American Single MaltMade in the USA from 100% malted barley. Distilled at one distillery. Matured in oak casks no larger than 700L. Distilled to no higher than 160 proof (80% ABV). Bottled at 80 proof (40% ABV) or higher. (This is the proposed Standard of Identity by the American Single Malt Whiskey Commission.)
Cask Typeex-bourbon, ex-sherry, ex-cuvée
"Virginia Distilling Company offers a promising look at the future with one of its inaugural self-distilled releases. The nose is sweet and waxy, with vanilla pudding, candied fruits, beeswax, and lemon. The palate is creamy, showcasing toffee, raspberries, cloves, citrus peel, and towards the back, milk chocolate. The finish is short, with spicy, tannic oak and chocolate syrup. "