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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

uniqueness
value
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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.

The sample used for this review was provided at no cost courtesy of its respective company. We thank them for allowing us to review it with no strings attached.
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Written By: Nick

October 26, 2020
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