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VHW Cider Cask Finished Whisky
About VHW Cider Cask Finished WhiskyThe late Dr. George G. Moore was a native Irishman with an incredible passion for single malt whisky and his adopted home Virginia. His Virginia Distillery Company is a union of these two passions, brought to life in 2011. Today the distillery is looked after by George's son Gareth Moore and his wife Maggie. They have continued to preserve and cultivate George’s single malt dream.
Virginia Distillery Company is currently producing an American Single Malt on-site using 100% malted barley from the US and water from Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. This distillery flagship is being aged in ex-bourbon, sherry, and re-toasted wine casks. Virginia’s hot summers and cool winters significantly influence the aging cycle, imparting a distinctive character to the whisky and enabling it to mature faster than its Scottish counterparts.
Their VHW (Virginia-Highland Whisky) series brings together their American single malt and Scotch malt whisky. Distilled from 100% malted barley, the Scotch is married with whisky made on-site in Virginia. This hybrid whisky is finished for several months in various different casks.
VHW Cider Cask Finished Whisky takes that innovative blended whisky for a round of finishing in cider casks. These were sourced from Potter's Craft Cider and Buskey Cider, both Virginia cider producers. After spending from 8 to 20 months in these casks, the whisky is bottled at 92 proof. The expression made it onto Whisky Advocate's "Top 20 Whisky of 2018" list.
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Whiskey origin dates back to Ireland more than 600 years ago and has become the fastest-growing spirit category on the planet since then.
It is produced worldwide from scotch, Irish whiskey, bourbon, rye, Japanese whisky, and other types. Each has a distinct flavor profile due to numerous factors from different types of climate, ingredients, distilling methods, and the aging process.