Hello friends, family, and whisky lovers,
Whew. 2020 has been quite the year. In the blink of an eye, December is here and the holidays are upon us. Shared below are some highlights that stand out in a year of uncertainty:
- January – Our brand new botting house on site is completed (link).
- February – VHW Port Cask Finished Whisky wins Best American Blended Malt in the 2020 World Whiskies Awards (link).
- March – Our Visitors Center closes due to COVID. Whisky production halted in lieu of hand sanitizer production (link).
- April – The inaugural batch of Courage & Conviction, honoring Dr. George G. Moore, is released. Direct-to-consumer shipping from our distillery to your doorstep goes live for the first time in Virginia (link).
- June – The inaugural batch of Courage & Conviction receives a 91 point rating from Whisky Advocate (link).
- August – Charity Cask, supporting the Nelson County Community Fund, is released (link).
- September – The second batch of Courage & Conviction, honoring Dr. Jim Swan, is released (link).
- November – Journey Cask Caledonia is released online, selling out in two hours (link).
- December – We raise a glass to you, our wonderful fan base. None of this would have been possible without your support this year.
Through all the ups and downs that 2020 sent our way, we’re thankful to have you come along for the ride as we continue to bring American Single Malt whisky into the spotlight. We’re looking ahead to 2021 with excitement and cannot wait to show you what the new year will bring.
If you’re looking for that last minute gift, a bottle of Courage & Conviction under the tree might just do the trick. Our whiskies are proudly on the shelves of retailers in 23 states. Use our store locator on our website to find a retailer near you:
Alternatively, get the perfect stocking stuffer for your friend or loved one in the form of a gift card through our online store here. Gift cards on our site can be used for whiskies if they’re shipping in the state of Virginia.
From our home in central Virginia to yours, we wish you and your family the best. We’re looking forward to welcoming you back to our Visitors Center and hope that 2021 will be the year that happens. Until then, cheers and be well this holiday season.
Here’s to Courageous Beginnings.
– The Team at Virginia Distillery Co.