Our tasting notes are as follows:
Color: Sanguine Copper
Nose: A robust whisky with pronounced oak, abundant dark chocolate, dried fruits (raisins, cherries, dates), roasted coffee beans, salted caramel, penuche fudge, and walnuts
Palate: The flavors explode across the palate demonstrating abundant drying oak with crystalized ginger, quite plummy with more dark chocolate, more dried fruits, toasted hazelnuts, and now walnut skins
Finish: Long and lasting while pleasantly drying with lingering oak, fresh espresso, and Ginger Snaps
Founded in 2011 by the Moore family, Virginia Distillery Company in Lovingston, Virginia (just outside Charlottesville and only one hour from Jason's front door!) produces American single malt in the Scottish tradition: 100% malted barley ground in a Boby Mill distilled using two Scottish made copper pot stills and matured using a mix of ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks. Perhaps most surprising, 25% of all distillate produced at VDC is matured using STR casks, a favorite style of Dr Jim Swan (who consulted on the VDC project, as well as Scotland's Kilchoman, Israel's M&H, Wales' Penderyn, and many more).