Virginia Distillery Co.

Our Story

The late Dr. George G. Moore had a great passion for single malt whisky and his adopted home in Virginia. A native Irishman, George came to the U.S. in the 1970’s to seek new opportunities. In 2011, after many years of building successful businesses in both the U.S. and Ireland, George finally had the chance to combine his two passions when he started Virginia Distillery Company. Today, George’s wife, Angela Moore and their son, Gareth Moore, along with his wife, Maggie Moore, have taken the helm to continue building George’s dream.

“Have the courage of your convictions,” was a saying George often repeated to friends and family. His credo became our core principle and the name of our newest American Single Malt whisky line, Courage & Conviction.

From the impeccable quality of the ingredients we source, to the years spent perfecting our maturation process, we make whisky the right way – our way – never sacrificing the best for the easier, safer path.

At Virginia Distillery Company, we carry George’s legacy forward by reinventing American Single Malt Whisky. Every barrel is a culmination of the world’s finest distilling, aged to perfection in the ideal climate of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. While inspired by time-honored traditions, we forge traditions of our own- making whisky more than what has been, while remaining true to ourselves and our home.

The result: a whisky that George would’ve been proud of.

Our Process

Old world meets new. Our process to creating award winning American Single Malt Whisky.

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Our Victories

It's not just us who love our whisky.  

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Press

Whisky Advocate

Single Malts That Showcase Warmer Climates With Style
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Wine Enthusiast

The Pioneers of American Single Malts
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Team

Angela H. Moore Chairwoman

Angela is active in marketing and championing the brand in markets across the U.S. and beyond. She is also the Managing Director of Macha Capital Partners and the Managing Partner of Ravensdale Capital, and serves on many boards such as the UCD Smurfit School Advisory Board, Ireland, Women in Business NI and the North American Northern Ireland Advisory Council. She received her undergraduate at St. Mary’s College, Queens, Belfast and has a BA and MBA from George Washington University in Washington, DC. 

Gareth H. Moore CEO

Gareth serves as CEO and carries on his father George’s legacy and commitment to creating an exceptional American Single Malt. He is also a Principal at Adelphi Capital, a middle-market merchant banking business in Washington, DC. He is the President of the Virginia Distillers Association and serves on the DISCUS Craft Advisory Council as well as several other boards. He received a BA from Boston College and an MBA from Georgetown University.

Maggie Moore Chief Experience Officer

Maggie leads the vision for bringing the Visitors Center experience to life. She is passionate about creating a state-of-the-art location for whisky fans.

Marlene Steiner Brand Director

Marlene is responsible for all consumer, press, media, product and marketing activities. She has been active in the wine and spirits industry, having owned a winery in the past.

Ian Thomas Distillery Director

Ian leads all distilling operations in his role. Hailing from Tennessee, he helped start Big River Distilling Company in Memphis.

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