Virginia Distillery Co. of Lovingston, Virginia, recently released the second offering of its Journey Cask Collection, an eight year-aged, cask-strength whisky from England called Britannia. Britannia was produced by The English Whisky Co. in Norfolk, England.
The Journey Cask Collection is a whisky series that celebrates Virginia Distillery Co.’s founder, the late Dr. George Moore, and focuses on mentor distilleries where the person, distillery, or region were inspirational to Moore during the development of Virginia Distillery Company.
The series showcases exclusive single malt whiskies from around the world and the traditional name of each region where the whisky originated from is used to identify the release.
“We’re thrilled to release the next series from our Journey Cask Collection,” said Gareth H. Moore, Virginia Distillery Co.’s CEO. “The English Whisky Co. was born from a shared family passion, similar to our story here at Virginia Distillery Co..”
Bottled at cask strength, Britannia presents aromas of smoky maple, soft vanilla and orange zest as well as hints of milk chocolate, citrus, cinnamon and clove on the palate and a smooth and soft finish.
This limited release comes in a special collector’s box and decorated bottle. The whisky retails for $124.99 per bottle and is available for purchase at the distillery’s Visitors Center as well as online with shipping starting Dec. 10. 243 bottles were produced.
The inaugural Journey Cask release, an 11 year-aged cask strength Irish Single malt called Hibernia, was released in December 2018.
The Journey Cask Collection’s Britannia joins several other available offerings from Virginia Distillery Co., including a sneak peek limited release of the distillery’s ultra-premium American Single Malt called Prelude: Courage & Conviction as well as its Virginia-Highland Whisky series, which marries American Single Malt made onsite with whisky from Scotland.
The flagship offering of Courage & Conviction, made from 100% malted barley and aged in former Bourbon, Sherry and Cuvée wine casks, will be released in the spring of 2020. The name is a nod to a phrase founder Dr. George G. Moore was often heard saying: “Have the courage of your convictions.”
For more information, visit the distillery’s website at www.vadistillery.com.