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Courage & Conviction - Batch: Dr. George G. Moore

CAPSULE REVIEW
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Classification: American Single Malt Matured in Former Sherry, Cuvee, and Bourbon Casks

Company: Virginia Distillery Co.

Distillery: Virginia Distillery Co.

Release Date: April 2020 (Ongoing)

Proof: 92

Age: 3 Years

Mashbill: 100% Malted Barley

Color: Hay

MSRP: $75 (2020)

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NOSE

Floral | Dried apricot | Caramel | Honey | Lemon

palate

Light malt | Apricot | Summer fruit | Citrusy | Ginger | Light & sweet

finish

Honey | Orange zest | Apricot | Spicy note develops | Long

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Virginia Distillery Co.’s website provides a wealth of information about this release and an example for every other distillery out there to strive for. As noted, a total of 37 used casks were used for this batch, which included 21 bourbon, 10 cuvée, and 6 sherry casks making for a total of 2,554 gallons of whiskey. This resulted in a final blend of approximately 50% ex-bourbon casks, 25% ex-cuvée casks, and 25% ex-sherry casks. Like the light color of this whiskey, the flavor profile is light and airy, which lends itself to sweeter and more floral and fruity notes. I enjoyed this whiskey and it stands out among most on my shelf, but I would love to taste it with more time in the barrel. Based on this release Virginia Distillery Co. is definitely on my radar as a distillery to watch.

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Written By: Nick

October 26, 2020
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