VHW Port Cask Finished Whisky is made from 100% malted barley, marrying American Single Malt whisky made on-site in Virginia with aged Scotch malt whisky. Cask finishing in port-style wine casks adds depth and complexity. On the nose, dried fruit and raisins are evident, along with vanilla and barrel spice. The palate displays hints of toffee, cocoa and toasted oak with a soft finish.
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.
World Whiskies Awards Best American Blended Malt 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 Wine Enthusiast Magazine 92 Points Ultimate Spirits Challenge 92 Points Sunset International Spirits Competition- Gold
NOSE Coppery gold in color, this whisky offers aromas of honeyed fig, walnut and apple
PALATE Barrel smoke mingles with sweetness from the fruit, developing into cocoa and melding into cinnamon and clove on the palate
FINISH The smooth finish lingers with hints of caramelized sugar
THE MIX Ingredients:
2 ounces VHW Port Cask Finished Whisky 4 ounces Blackberry Liqueur 1⁄2 ounces Mint Syrup 1⁄2 ounces Fresh Lime Juice Mint Leaves to Garnish Directions:
Combine ingredients in mixing glass. Add ice and stir. Strain into glass with crushed ice. Garnish with mint leaves and serve. INTO THE WOODS
¼ tsp Green Chartreuse ¼ ounce cinnamon syrup 1 1/2 ounces port cask 2 drops blackwater bitters rosemary bitters 2 drops blackwater bitters co cedar bitters Cocktail directions:
Combine above 5 ingredients Add several cubes of ice Stir over ice Garnish with apple slice