Virginia Distillery Company’s Virginia-Highland Whisky Enters New Markets

LOVINGSTON, VA (August 10, 2017) – Virginia Distillery Company, an American single malt whisky distillery nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Lovingston, Virginia, announced today that its award-winning flagship whisky Port Cask Finished Virginia-Highland Whisky is now available in many restaurants, bars and liquor stores in a number of new states, including Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Illinois, Michigan and D.C.

“We’re thrilled with how our whisky has been received by the public since we first opened our doors in Virginia in 2015,” said Virginia Distillery Company’s CEO Gareth H. Moore. “This is an exciting time for us and we can’t wait to introduce our Virginia-Highland Whisky to a new audience.”

Virginia Distillery Company’s flagship Port Cask Finished Virginia-Highland Whisky is made from 100% malted barley and showcases both Old and New World whisky-making. Whisky from Scotland is married with whisky produced at the distillery in Central Virginia. Finishing in casks sourced primarily from Virginia for an additional six to eighteen months creates notes of rich dried fruit, toffee and dark cocoa. Virginia Distillery Company has been honored with several awards including Best American Single Malt Whisky at the World Whiskies Awards, a 92-point rating from Wine Enthusiast Magazine and gold from both the San Francisco World Spirits Competition and the American Craft Spirits Association.

The distillery is currently crafting an American Single Malt at the distillery, made from 100% malted barley and aged in ex-bourbon, Sherry and re-toasted wine casks that have been resting since 2015. At the distillery, Virginia Distillery Company offers the Virginia Whisky Experience where guests can learn about the history of single malt whisky in Scotland, as well as in Virginia.  The guided tour starts in the distillery’s whisky museum, and while on the tour guests also visit the distillery and cask house and enjoy a tasting.The late Dr. George G. Moore wanted to make Virginia Distillery Company a reality in order to share his passion for superbly crafted American made malt whisky and to do so in the heart of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Today, George’s son Gareth and his wife Maggie carry on that legacy as well as his father’s commitment to create a product that’s truly unique. Virginia-Highland Whisky is available in MA, CT, NY, NJ, MD, DC, VA, IL and MI and also online through, where it retails for $57.49. For more information on Virginia Distillery Company, visit the distillery’s website at

About Virginia Distillery Company

Virginia Distillery Company whiskies yield a complex taste, due to the influence of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains and maturation in ex-bourbon, Sherry and re-toasted wine casks. The distillery is currently crafting its American Single Malt at the distillery located in Lovingston, Virginia. The casks have been resting since November 2015 and will be bottled when the whisky says it’s ready. While the American Single Malt ages, customers may enjoy Virginia-Highland Whisky.