With the courage to create our own traditions, and the conviction to remain true to ourselves and our home, Courage & Conviction sets the new standard for American Single Malt whisky, rivaling the finest in the world.
Using the highest quality malted barley and fresh spring water fed from the Blue Ridge Mountains, our spirit was developed to leverage Virginia’s climate, allowing the broad temperature shifts to add depth to our whisky. Hand-hammered copper pot stills crafted in Scotland are used to distill our spirit using time-honored techniques. What makes us a distinctly American whisky, and defines our signature taste, is our unique combination of casks aged in Virginia’s climate. Aging in exceptional casks adds intensity and complexity to the spirit.
The whiskies of Courage & Conviction, developed under the tutelage of Dr. Jim Swan, feature three core cask types:
The flagship offering of Courage & Conviction American Single Malt Whisky showcases each of these cask types with the target recipe of 50% Bourbon Cask, 25% Sherry Cask and 25% Cuvée Cask. This whisky is bottled in batches with the inaugural release hitting shelves in 2020.
Since its release in 2020, Courage & Conviction has received numerous awards and accolades from well-known and accredited publications.
Inspired by the guiding principles of our founder, to "have the courage of your convictions", our flagship American Single Malt whisky is a combination of our passion for our home in Virginia and our dream to redefine American whisky.
Aged a minimum of three years, this 100% malted barley whisky is matured in former Sherry, Bourbon and Cuvée wine casks.
Our very first cask-strength offering in the Courage & Conviction line.
Aged a minimum of three years, this 100% malted barley whisky is matured in specialty Cuvée wine casks and bottled at 118.4 proof. The Cuvée casks originate from premium red wine producers, and their interiors are shaved, re-toasted and re-charred before filling spirit into the cask for maturation.
Released in September 2019 and now sold out, this special edition sneak peek into the Flagship release of Courage & Conviction is made on-site in Virginia, using the influence of the hot summers and cool winters to produce a delicious whisky.
American Single Malt whisky, made from 100% malted barley and aged a minimum of three years in Sherry, Cuvée and Bourbon Casks, married together for your enjoyment.