Inspired by the guiding principle of Virginia Distilling Co.'s founder Dr. George G. Moore, to “have the courage of your convictions,” our American Single Malt whisky is a combination of Virginia Distilling Co. passion for their home in Virginia and our dream to redefine American whisky. Aged a minimum of four years, this 100% malted barley whisky is matured in former Sherry, Bourbon and Cuvée wine casks. With notes of caramel and butterscotch, Courage & Conviction, Virginia Distilling Co.'s flagship American Single Malt, evolves on the palate with hints of bright red fruit, raspberry, cocoa, barrel spice and vanilla. The finish is creamy and exceptionally smooth.
Virginia Distillery Co. is an American Single Malt whisky distillery located amongst the Blue Ridge Mountains in central Virginia. Courage & Conviction, our American Single Malt whisky, is produced on-site using malted barley from the U.S. and water from Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Sherry, Cuvée, and Bourbon casks are used to age this unique whisky. Our VHW series, made from 100% malted barley, showcases both Old and New World whisky- making. This series marries whisky made on-site in Virginia with whisky from Scotland. Cask finishing adds depth and complexity. Offerings in this series include Port Cask Finished Whisky and Cider Cask Finished Whisky. Our Visitors Center and distillery is located in Lovingston, Virginia. Visit our website for more information at vadistillery.com.
Amanda Beckwith is the Lead Blender and Education Manager at Virginia Distillery Company. She started with the company in 2015, after spending time in the non-profit and education fields. After launching the tour and tasting program for the distillery’s Visitors Center, Amanda moved into sensory and blending activities to support the growing product portfolio. She has been fortunate to train with titans in the spirits industry, including nosing expert Nancy Fraley, Scottish consultants Harry Cockburn, and the late Dr. Jim Swan. Amanda helped to develop and now leads the company’s sensory program and product development. Most days she can be found dividing her time between the cask houses where she performs whisky analysis and cask selection, and the vatting house, where she works on various blends in the Virginia Distillery Company line up.
Wine Enthusiast 96 Points and Top 100 Spirits of 2021 Ultimate Spirits Challenge 94 Points, Finalist, Top 100 Whisky Advocate 91 Points Fred Minnick’s ASCOT Awards- Gold L.A. Spirits Awards- Gold
NOSE Caramel and butterscotch
PALATE Bright red fruit, raspberry, cocoa, barrel spice and vanilla