Four whiskies in Lovingston, Virginia-based Virginia Distillery Co.’s Courage & Conviction product line recently took home awards and ratings at Ultimate Spirits Challenge, L.A. Spirits Awards and Tasting Panel Magazine.
The Ultimate Spirits challenge is a New York based competition that provides expert evaluation of spirits. Virginia Distillery Co.’s Courage & Conviction and Courage & Conviction Cuvée Cask were recognized as finalists for the Chairman’s Trophy, and Courage & Conviction was chosen as one of the top 100 products of the year.
The L.A. Spirits Awards was created by individuals in the competition business, judging spirits from around the world in Los Angeles. Virginia Distillery Company’s Courage & Conviction (gold) and Courage & Conviction Cuvée Cask (platinum) both received medals based on the judges’ tasting scores.
Finally, the distillery’s Courage & Conviction Cuvée Cask (94 points), Courage & Conviction Sherry Cask (92 points) and Courage & Conviction Bourbon Cask (93 points) were given hight ratings by Tasting Panel Magazine’s team of experts.
“The response to our Courage & Conviction product lineup by notable industry awards has been incredible,” Virginia Distillery Co. CEO Gareth H. Moore said in a press release. “I’m very proud of our team, the work they put into these awards and for the guidance of our mentors who have helped to shape our whisky. The positive reception of our new whiskies is the biggest compliment we could receive.”
Courage & Conviction Bourbon Cask, Courage & Conviction Cuvée Cask and Courage & Conviction Sherry Cask were released in March 2021 to highlight the core trio of casks – bourbon, sherry and cuvée – that make up the flagship offering of Courage & Conviction, which was released in 2020.
Each expression is an American Single Malt whisky, aged a minimum of three years and available in 750-mL bottles at 46% ABV. The whiskies are available to purchase through direct-to-consumer shipping and at retail locations across the country.