Cider Cask Finished Virginia Highland Whisky
  • Category American Whiskey
  • Country United States
  • Region Virginia
  • Age NAS
  • Style Blended Whisky
  • Alcohol 46%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • apple
  • roasted
  • lemongrass
  • cake
  • pear
  • dry
  • mint
  • malted barley
  • honey

Virginia Distillery Company

Cider Cask Finished Virginia Highland Whisky (0.75l, 46%)
Price $60.99

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Character Goatson
A Highland-style Whisky blend that underscores tart apple notes.

The Blue Ridge Mountains of central Virginia are better known for Moonshine and renegade distilleries. Virginia Distillery Company is changing all that. The late Dr. George G. Moore moved arrived in Virginia from Ireland in 1970 where he raised his family and dreamed of making Whisky. In 2011, that dream become a reality when he founded Virginia Distillery Company with his wife, son, and daughter-in-law — who continue to run the operation. They currently have four Malt Whiskies in their portfolio, with another specially-sourced and aged Single Malt version due in 2020.

Cider Cask Finished Highland Whisky was the second product release from Virginia Distilling Company. There are a few Hard Cider makers in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and for this release they have contracted with two of them — Potter’s Craft Cider and Buskey Cider — to acquire their used Cider barrels to finish their blend of Scottish and Virginia Single Whiskies. But since Highland-style Malt Whisky lends itself to apple and pear flavors naturally, the use of the Cider casks does not so much alter the flavor profile as it emphasizes that aspect of the natural character. 
  • Category American Whiskey
  • Country United States
  • Region Virginia
  • Age NAS
  • Style Blended Whisky
  • Alcohol 46%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Medium Gold

Nose / Aroma / Smell
On the nose, this spirit sparkles with lemongrass, apples, and freshly roasted malt.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
On the palate you are met by a light creaminess and granola followed by wood and tart apple.

Finish
The finish is light, crisp, and dry.
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  • apple
  • roasted
  • lemongrass
  • cake
  • pear
  • dry
  • mint
  • malted barley
  • honey
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Character Dogson
Rye Whiskey is made from mash that is at least 51 percent rye. The grain gives Rye Whiskey its spicy, sometimes peppery, and bitter flavor. It was a big seller before Prohibition, and after decades in obscurity, it’s fashionable again. Fun fact: George Washington distilled Rye Whiskey at Mount Vernon.
Corn Whiskey is a commercial product that must contain at least 80% corn, be distilled at less than 80% ABV (160 proof), and, if wood-aged, may be aged in either used or new un-charred barrels.
Their Virginia-Highland Whisky hybrid undergoes quite a unique production, after the Highland Whisky is distilled it’s transported over 3,000 miles to the Virginia Distilling Company in Lovingston, Virginia where the Scotch is married with Whisky made onsite in Virginia before being finished in French oak casks.
An un-aged American Whisky is often called “white dog.”Sour Mash is the fermentation process by which a percentage of a previous fermentation is added to a new batch as a "starter" to get the fermentation going and maintain a level of consistency from batch to batch. A sweet mash means that only fresh yeast is added to a new batch to start fermentation.
George Washington was a man of many talents being both a military braniac and the First President of the United States. Interestingly, he also became the largest Whiskey producer in the United States after leaving the politics.
is the fermentation process by which a percentage of a previous fermentation is added to a new batch as a "starter" to get the fermentation going and maintain a level of consistency from batch to batch. A sweet mash means that only fresh yeast is added to a new batch to start fermentation.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Rye Whiskey is made from mash that is at least 51 percent rye. The grain gives Rye Whiskey its spicy, sometimes peppery, and bitter flavor. It was a big seller before Prohibition, and after decades in obscurity, it’s fashionable again. Fun fact: George Washington distilled Rye Whiskey at Mount Vernon.
Corn Whiskey is a commercial product that must contain at least 80% corn, be distilled at less than 80% ABV (160 proof), and, if wood-aged, may be aged in either used or new un-charred barrels.
Their Virginia-Highland Whisky hybrid undergoes quite a unique production, after the Highland Whisky is distilled it’s transported over 3,000 miles to the Virginia Distilling Company in Lovingston, Virginia where the Scotch is married with Whisky made onsite in Virginia before being finished in French oak casks.
An un-aged American Whisky is often called “white dog.”Sour Mash is the fermentation process by which a percentage of a previous fermentation is added to a new batch as a "starter" to get the fermentation going and maintain a level of consistency from batch to batch. A sweet mash means that only fresh yeast is added to a new batch to start fermentation.
George Washington was a man of many talents being both a military braniac and the First President of the United States. Interestingly, he also became the largest Whiskey producer in the United States after leaving the politics.
is the fermentation process by which a percentage of a previous fermentation is added to a new batch as a "starter" to get the fermentation going and maintain a level of consistency from batch to batch. A sweet mash means that only fresh yeast is added to a new batch to start fermentation.
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