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Virginia Distillery Company Cider Barrel Matured Virginia Highland Malt Whisky

Virginia Distillery Company Cider Barrel Matured Virginia Highland Malt Whisky

$119.98

This is the newest series in our line-up of whiskies and joins our flagship port finished Virginia Distillery Company Cider highland malt whisky. With each release of the commonwealth collection, we’ll work with a local Virginia partner such as a winery, cidery, or even a brewery, to showcase different styles of finishes.

Our first release features Virginia highland malt cask-finished in potter’s craft cider barrels. Notes of vanilla, apple, and pear are evident on the nose, as well as a slight hint of caramel.

VHW Cider Cask Finished Whisky, made from 100% malted barley, showcases the traditions of whisky-making around the world and the influence of our home in the New World. Marrying our American Single Malt whisky made in Virginia with aged Scotch malt whisky, yielding a distinguished and complex spirit.

With each new release of VHW Cider Cask Finished Whisky, we work with a local Virginia cidery, including Potter’s Craft Cider and Buskey Cider. The whisky finishes in these cider casks for an additional 8 to 20 months.

Virginia Distillery Company 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. The first batch released in October 2016.

Nose:

Notes of vanilla, apple, and pear are evident on the nose, as well as a slight hint of caramel.

Palate:

On the palate, some creaminess and sweetness from the malt, along with caramelized wood sugars from the oak, melds with a pleasant touch of acidity from the cider barrel.

Finish:

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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