The Cider Cask Finished Virginia-Highland Whisky is made from 100% malted barley, marrying whisky from Scotland with whisky made on-site in Virginia. The whisky is then cask finished for 8 to 12 months in cider casks coming from Virginia producers such as Potter’s Craft Cider and Buskey Cider. This release is offered annually during the fall and is a limited release. Notes of apple, vanilla and pear are evident on the nose along with a hint of caramel.
On the palate, some creaminess and sweetness from the malt, along with caramelized wood sugars from the oak, melds with a pleasant touch of acidity from the cider.
Virginia Distillery Company is an American Single Malt Whisky distillery located amongst the Blue Ridge Mountains in Central Virginia.