Courage & Conviction

About Courage & Conviction

In Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains, where the winters are cool, and the summers are hot and humid, a native Irishman looked out at the blue-colored hills and saw the future.

Inspired by his love of single malt whisky and for the new land he called home, Dr. George G. Moore saw an opportunity to combine his two passions into a singular expression - a new world single malt to rival those of the old world. He founded Virginia Distillery Company with a dream to re-imagine American whisky and solidify Virginia's standing as a place of distinction for spirit craftsmanship.

Inspired by George's guiding principle, to "have the courage of your convictions", and driven by relentless passion, George's family followed in his footsteps and took the reins to bring his vision to life.

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.

Flagship Release: Spring 2020

Aged a minimum of three years at the distillery in Virginia, this 100% malted barley whisky is matured in former Bourbon, Sherry and Cuvée wine casks. The target profile for this Flagship product is a blend of these aged whiskies.

With notes of caramel and butterscotch, our flagship American Single Malt evolves on the palate with hints of dark dried fruit, raspberry, cocoa, barrel spice and vanilla. The finish is creamy and exceptionally smooth.

Additional Releases: Fall 2020

This new series will include individual bottlings of each cask type from the Flagship bottling. These will include Bourbon Cask, Cuvée Wine Cask and Sherry Cask offerings.