Courage & Conviction

Cask Profiles

After distillation, the whisky is aged in the Cask Houses at Virginia Distillery Company. Each of the three cask types used for Courage & Conviction American Single Malt introduces a specific flavor profile which is perfectly matched to the spirit.

  1. Bourbon casks: These barrels formerly held Kentucky bourbon from well-known distilleries. Aging in these American oak bourbon casks add notes of vanilla, caramel, butterscotch, oak, smoke and cinnamon.

  2. Sherry casks: A more traditional vessel for aging single malt are these large 500 liter Sherry “butts”. The distillery uses several sherry cask types, including barrels that formerly held Fino, Oloroso and Pedro Ximenez sherries. These casks give the whisky notes of tart cherry, golden raisin, fig, caramelized plum, brown sugar and spice.

  3. 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 and re-toasted, and then put back together again. The re-toasting of the cask energizes the wood sugars and brings forward barrel spice, bright red fruit and toasted pecan.

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