Courage & Conviction

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"Have the Courage of Your Convictions"

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 whisky, rivaling the finest in the world.

Developed under the tutelage of the late Dr. Jim Swan, Courage & Conviction features three core barrel types: 

  • Bourbon casks: These barrels formerly held Kentucky bourbon from well-known distilleries. Aging in American oak bourbon casks add notes of vanilla, caramel, butterscotch, oak, smoke and cinnamon.
  • Sherry casks:  The distillery uses Sherry cask types, including Fino, Oloroso and Pedro Ximenez. These casks give the whisky notes of tart cherry, golden raisin, fig, caramelized plum, brown sugar and spice.
  • Cuvée casks:  This innovative barrel is sourced from premium European red wine producers. After the wine is removed, the cask is broken down, the interior shaved, re-toasted and re-charred, and then put back together again. The re-toasting and re-charring of the cask energizes the wood sugars and brings forward barrel spice, bright red fruit and toasted pecan.

The Flagship release of Courage & Conviction, due out in Spring 2020, is a combination of these three cask types. Additional products will feature individual bottlings of each cask type, with a targeted release date in the Fall 2020. 

Prelude: Courage & Conviction

Prelude:

Courage & Conviction


Just released, this special edition sneak peek into the Flagship release of Courage & Conviction, being introduced in April 2020,  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. Limited availability. Available at the Visitors Center, online or at your local retailer. 

Virginia Distillery Co.

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